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Kok, Thys (author)
AmpliDiff is an algorithm for studying environmental samples. As the study of those DNA samples is complicated, the runtime of AmpliDiff holds back its usability. One time-consuming part is exactly solving a variant of the Set Cover problem. This paper researches whether this exact solution can be replaced by heuristics to reduce the runtime....
bachelor thesis 2024
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Polimac, Dean (author)
In this study we introduce a different approach to the primer selection problem in the AmpliDiff [12] algorithm. Two different metrics, being the Hamming distance [2], and the Levenshtein distance [4], are used to compute sets of similar primers. This is done such that locations where mismatches between the primers and the target sequence can...
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Karskens, Samuel (author)
Abundance estimation with the use of environmental samples has been used during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic to identify the abundances of different lineages. AmpliDiff, an algorithm that tries to find parts of DNA that can differentiate between different input genomes was used on a SARS-CoV-2 dataset to find these amplicons. The AmpliDiff algorithm...
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den Boon, Kevin (author)
AmpliDiff provides a method which takes a list of genomes and their lineages, and finds a set of amplicons and their primers in such a way that these amplicons can be used to differentiate between the lineages of a specific virus. While it has been shown that AmpliDiff find results comparable to whole genome sequencing for SARS-CoV-2 when...
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Strocchi, Mattia (author)
The human microbiome, the ensemble of microorganisms found in and on the human body, plays a key role in human health and disease. However, the current state of microbiome analysis represents a significant challenge for machine learning algorithms. Datasets of microbiome sequences are often characterized by a regime of large dimensionality and...
bachelor thesis 2022
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Narkhede, Rucha (author)
Viral quasispecies refers to viral populations that comprises of numerous viral strains closely related to each other due to within-host evolution or co-infection. The reconstruction of viral strain-specific genomes using sequencing reads is referred to as viral quasispecies assembly, and it is also crucial to determine the relative abundances...
master thesis 2022
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Anton, Matei (author)
During a viral infection, we expel remnants of the virus. This makes it possible to conduct wastewater analysis which aid in the efforts to track the evolution of the current Covid-19 pandemic. It has been shown that by repurposing the kallisto algorithm, the abundance of SARS-CoV-2 variants in wastewater samples can be estimated. Since this is...
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van der Lugt, Mart (author)
Since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 by way of viral RNA sequencing of wastewater has proven to be an efficient and effective way of estimating COVID-19 cases in population groups. A recently developed pipeline also enables us to estimate SARS-CoV-2 variant abundance using viral samples from wastewater. This...
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Kalia, Yash (author)
Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 variants is crucial to efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Lineage level abundance estimates for SARS-CoV-2 can be obtained from viral material present in domestic wastewater. The abundance predictions can be made at different levels of granularity-individual lineage level(high granularity) or variant level(low...
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Nika, Ioanna (author)
Lineage abundance estimation of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater is a technique that aims to monitor the lineage prevalence in communities and help contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Lineages are collections of closely related mutants of a virus. It is suggested that the genome sequences of lineages differ across the globe due to random mutations or...
bachelor thesis 2022
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