Content Tagged "GEBA"
For every known star in our universe, there are billions of microbes here on Earth. But scientists are unable to culture most of these species in the lab. One approach to getting to know these beguiling bugs is to look at the big picture of their community. Metagenomics aims to characterize the overall genomic profile… [Read More]
“Annotating genes is a lot of work, and you have to pay a lot of attention to detail,” said April Knapp, one of seven students who presented findings from the class’s research Friday. “But it’s also very interesting because bioenergy and biofuel is such a high-needs fields. To know that the research we did here… [Read More]
a type of Archaea known as Methanosprillum hungatei contains incredibly efficient energy-storage structures. The findings are published in the July 5 issue of the journal Environmental Microbiology. M. hungatei is of considerable environmental significance because of its unique ability to form symbiotic relationships with syntrophic bacteria to break down organic matter and produce methane gas. Yet while their important role in… [Read More]
The researchers, who will speak Monday evening at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, are working with the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, a federal facility for genetic sequencing of microbes and other life-forms. The terrestrial ecosystem, meaning everything on land — from plants to soil and other geological features —… [Read More]
Off to another meeting so don’t have time to write up details of the JGI User Meeting that just ended. But I am posting my tweets and some related tweets here. Also, apparently videos of the talks will be available soon. Will try to clean up the style of the posts ASAP but on the… [Read More]
Alfred University is one of only 21 institutions in the country to be selected for the federal Joint Genome Institution (JGI) Undergraduate Research Program in Microbial Genome Collaboration. What that means, explains Jean Cardinale, professor of biology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is Alfred University students will have a unique opportunity to… [Read More]
Jonathan Eisen, a renowned open access advocate is awarded the tenth annual Benjamin Franklin award. This award, voted for by members of Bioinformatics.org, recognizes those providing free and open access to materials and methods in science. More information here. [Read More]