A plethora of tools exist for RNA-Seq data analysis with a focus on alternative splicing (AS). However, appropriate data for their comparative evaluation is missing. The R package ASimulatoR simulates gold standard RNA-Seq datasets with fine-grained control over the distribution of AS events, which allow for evaluating alternative splicing tools, e.g. to study the effect of sequencing depth on the performance of AS event detection.ASimulatoR is freely available at https://github.com/biomedbigdata/ASimulatoR as an R package under GPL-3 license.
I’m a group leader of Computational Genomics and Transcriptomics group. I focus on the BMBF funded Sys_CARE project about alternative splicing in cardiac and renal diseases. I graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University and did PhD in Kharkevich Institute in Moscow at professor Gelfand lab. There I studied the evolution of transcriptional regulatory networks in bacteria. During my PhD I shortly stayed at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas-City, where I went on working on regulation of bacterial metabolic pathways. As a research scientist, I worked in Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow on 3D chromatin structure analysis.