Congratulations go to Mike for being awarded a Lerner-Gray Grant for Marine Research from the American Museum of Natural History. Mike will use the grant to explore the use of Oxford Nanopore sequencing to conduct coastal gene expression surveys for various abundant SAR11 bacteria, including LD12. An excellent accomplishment!
Usually when you sequence bacterial genomes, the process of completely closing them (so-termed because most bacterial genomes are circular) whereby a single scaffold overlaps itself at the ends, requires a lot of effort. We’ve had very good luck with our Illumina sequencing and SPAdes assembly process, negating the need for things like primer walking, and we’re […]
Technology is improving by leaps and bounds. With the current trends of massive, ultra-high-sequencing-coverage-combined-with-state-of-the-art-computational-binning-algorithms supported metagenomic assemblies and lasertweezer/microfluidics-enhanced, flow-cytometry based, MDA-powered single-cell genomics churning out incredible insights into the world of uncultivated microbes, it’s important to return, every once in a while, to the humble pursuit of good old-fashioned genome sequencing of simple, pure […]
There are some exciting developments in the world of SAR11 microbiology, and I’d like to take a moment to summarize recent research I’ve been involved in. All three papers have come out this year in The ISME Journal. The final main project of my postdoc with Steve Giovannoni was a characterization of a deep-water subclade of […]
I’m giving the final #LSUCompBio talk for this semester (so I won’t be live tweeting it, most likely) tonight at 5:30 in LSA A101. The title of my talk is “We’re not in a petri dish anymore: pulling back the curtain on microbial genomics using cultivation-independent techniques.” The talk will be broadcast live and archived […]
Hey LSU students, there is going to be a Computational Biology Seminar Series this semester where you can hear researchers from LSU who are involved in many facets of computational biology discuss their work and specific techniques they use. More info at the seminar series website and also at CCT. Check back there frequently (linked above […]