Research in the Kyrpides group focuses on Microbiome Data Science and analysis of Big Data.
This includes the understanding of structure and function of various microorganisms and microbial communities and the elucidation of the evolutionary dynamics that shape the microbial genomes. To accomplish that members of the group are developing novel methods for enabling large-scale comparative analysis, as well as mining and visualization of big data.
Current big data projects in the group include the sequencing and comparative analysis of thousands of archaeal and bacterial type strains (GEBA-type strains project), uncovering Earth’s Virome, the delineation of host-virus interactions, and the discovery of novel protein families from microbiome data.
|Nikos Kyrpides, PI||David Paez-Espino,
| Stephen Nayfach,
|David’s research is focused on the discovery of novel viral genomes and the exploration of host-virus interactions looking through all available microbiome data.||
George’s research focuses on the development of novel approaches to enable comparative analysis and visualization of big data.
|Stephen’s research is focusing on population genomics and on viral infection networks|
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