Genome Assembly: the art of trying to make one BIG thing from millions of very small things

Here are the slides from a talk I gave this week at UC Davis (also embedded below). This talk was for a group of graduate students (from different backgrounds). 

Note, because I tend to make very visual slides which don't always work well in isolation (you need to hear my sparkling narrative!), I have taken time to duplicate many slides and embed notes to indicate approximately what I would have said to explain the slide.