Jodi Nickel is an associate professor with Mount Royal’s Department of Education and Schooling. As the liaison between Mount Royal and Calgary Reads, and a former Grade 1 and 2 teacher, Nickel sees the importance of developing early literacy skills.
The collaborative relationship between Mount Royal and Calgary Reads began March 15, 2012 when Mount Royal faculty, staff and students, along with several Calgary Reads volunteers, shared the joy of reading with first and second grade students at Glenbrook Elementary School through a Calgary Reads Together Event.
It is this passion for reading that Mount Royal University, in partnership with Calgary Reads, hopes to spark in young children attending the Calgary Reads Together event on Jan. 31, 2013 at Richmond School, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
The classical shotgun sequencing was based on the Sanger sequencing method: this was the most advanced technique for sequencing genomes from about 1995–2005. The shotgun strategy is still applied today, however using other sequencing technologies, called . These technologies produce shorter reads (anywhere from 25–500bp) but many hundreds of thousands or millions of reads in a relatively short time (on the order of a day). This results in high coverage, but the assembly process is much more computationally intensive. These technologies are vastly superior to Sanger sequencing due to the high volume of data and the relatively short time it takes to sequence a whole genome.