Summary of Subgroup Discussions for Metagenomics 2008

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John Wooley of UC San Diego makes Closing Remarks for the Metagenomics 2008 Conference

Structural Genomics (SG) & Beginning a Research Dialogue with the Metagenomics Community

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Ian Wilson of The Scripps Research Institute & Stephen Burley, Eli Lilly & Co. Presents "Structural Genomics (SG) & Beginning a Research Dialogue with the Metagenomics Community"

Metaproteomics as a key technology for characterizing the human microbiome Nathan C. VerBerkmoes, Oak Ridge National Labs

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The human microbiome is a complex system of many microbial communities inhabiting a diversity of environmental niches throughout the human body. With at least an order of magnitude more cells and even greater diversity of genetic potential these microbial communities continually interact with the human host cells in complex but controlled manner that lead to normal human health. Our knowledge of the structure and function of these communities and the interactions with the human host is...

Genomic and Genetic Insight into Gut Microbiota Function and Manipulation

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Trillions of microbes live in our digestive tract and influence our biology in profound and diverse ways. Several diseases, including obesity and inflammatory bowel diseases, have been associated with large-scale shifts in microbiota composition. The ability to address basic questions concerning community function and plasticity are fundamental to understanding the extent of causal relationships between host biology and microbiota perturbations, and whether the microbiota is a viable...

TimeLogic

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Delivering the performance equivalent of hundreds to over one thousand CPU cores per accelerated node, the TimeLogic solutions are ideal for data-intensive next-generation genomics. Life science institutions worldwide have chosen the TimeLogic brand as their optimal solution for high-throughput bioinformatics. The DeCypher and CodeQuest biocomputing solutions blend proven bioinformatics algorithms with ultra-fast accelerator hardware to achieve a perfect combination of performance, accuracy,...

Metabonomic profiling of the gut microbiome: Implications for human health James Kinross, Imperial College, London

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Microbial-mammalian metabolic cooperation is defined as the human ‘metabonome’. Transgenomic co-metabolic interactions within the metabonome greatly increase system complexity and this presents a significant challenge for elucidating the mechanisms by which the intestinal micro biome influences the host phenotype. By measuring and mathematically modelling changes in the levels of products of metabolism found in mammalian biological fluids and tissues, metabonomics offers fresh insight...