Title: Building a Covariance Model to detect tRNA fragments
Speaker: Viann Chan
Summary I'm going to give an overview on covariance models with the application of how they are used to detect tRNAs. Next I'll talk about how I want to modify the model to detect tRNA fragments.

Suggested reading: Chapter 10.3, Biological Sequence Analysis by Durbin et. al.

If people are interested in seeing how well, covariance models work in detecting tRNAs, they can take a look at the following paper:

Todd M. Lowe and Sean R. Eddy, tRNAscan-SE: a program for improved detection of transfer RNA genes in genomic sequence. (1997). Nucleic Acids Research, 25(5):955-964.