Detection of Epigenetic Traits from Next Generation Sequencing Data
We develop methods for detection of epigenetic features of cell, such as cell active binding sites from open chromatin essays and chromatin changes during biological processes. These methods include the integrative analysis of NGS data as DNase-, ChIP-, and RNA-Seq and single cell variants of these protocols. In this context, we develop a toolbox to perform several basic computation tasks required for the analysis of regulatory genomics data. The toolbox also includes motif matching from DNA sequences, signal processing of next generation sequencing, manipulation and graphical analysis of genomic intervals and profiles and is available at www.regulatory-genomics.org .
Gusmao EG, Dieterich C, Zenke M, Costa IG, Detection of Active Transcription Factor Binding Sites with the Combination of DNase Hypersensitivity and Histone Modifications, Bioinformatics, 30(22):3143-51. [paper] [Supp].