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  • #16
    Originally posted by strob View Post
    Again, I had no trouble getting the software. They just asked me where we get our sequences from (which provider), and a few days later the DVD's were in my mailbox....
    Perhaps different policy for latin america?
    I received the answer from:

    Head
    Roche Applied Science
    Roche Diagnostics Chile

    However he asked me to write a letter to justify why I need the software and for what. I find this quite annoying since I can't imagine another use but to assemble DNA sequences. Anyway...

    ---sram
    Last edited by sram; 09-11-2009, 05:08 AM.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by strob View Post
      I work indeed in Belgium, Europe. And I even work in a commercial company....

      At the PAG meeting I discussed this with Roche at their booth and they just told me that I should contact my local contact. After 1 phone cal, I received the software.
      OK. So I don't understand my experience with Roche here in Chile.
      Thank you for your message.
      Regards,

      ---sram

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      • #18
        Hey
        the same here for me (in the Netherlands). I didn't even ask for the software but since our University already had an older (GLX) one and now have a Titanium..... They just asked whether the software might be useful to have.... of course ... next day the DVDs and 3 days later the thick manual in print on my desk
        For large assemblies I think you need quite a strong linux computer though...
        Alex

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        • #19
          Another positive example: we asked about this via our local sequencing centre (in the UK), and Roche was happy for them to make Newbler available to us and other users.

          Did you have any progress with Roche's Chile representatives srcam?

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          • #20
            Newbler DvD's

            Hi there,

            I had the same problem here in Argentina, I was wondering if maybe someone could ship me a copy of the Newbler DVD's. I would of course pay for the shipping costs and the copy.
            If possible, please send me an email.

            Thank you very much

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            • #21
              Hi there,

              I 've requested Roche a software copy from their support page, hope they consider sending me the DVD's to Argentina.

              Having this in mind I wanted to ask in the forum wich alternative would you recommend me for de novo genome assembly using roche's 454 .sff files.

              Celera, CLC, Velvet, GenomeQuest, Arachne, etc?

              Issue#2: Any ideas from where I could get a pipeline procedure for cleaning (trimming) the 454 files in order to prepare the seqs for assembly.

              Thank you very much for any information,

              Wish you all a Merry Xmas and a Happy new year

              Best Regards,

              Gabriel

              P.S: It's a Plant Genome.

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              • #22
                Hi Gabriel,

                Originally posted by gabriel.lichtenstein View Post
                Hi there,

                I 've requested Roche a software copy from their support page, hope they consider sending me the DVD's to Argentina.

                Having this in mind I wanted to ask in the forum wich alternative would you recommend me for de novo genome assembly using roche's 454 .sff files.

                Celera, CLC, Velvet, GenomeQuest, Arachne, etc?
                Depends on what you are expecting and if you are willing to spend (a lot) of money for software ...

                Celera works fine if you have PE libraries, final result can be converted to ace which can be edited with consed. We are working on a CAF converter as well. CLC may work fine as well, cost a lot of money, ace export is poor. I'd only use velvet for short reads, not for 454 and/or sanger data, but that is my personal opinion ;-)
                You might also want to have a look at MIRA3 (http://chevreux.org/projects_mira.html).


                Issue#2: Any ideas from where I could get a pipeline procedure for cleaning (trimming) the 454 files in order to prepare the seqs for assembly.
                What do you want to trim? The quality trimming is usually done by the roche software itself. If you have a genomic library there should not be too much to clip off ...

                cheers from lima/peru (just for vacation, sigh),
                Sven

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