Wellness and Diseases: Implications of Important Microbiota

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The microbiota in personalized preventative medicine: how do we get from here to there and what role does metagenomics play? Synopsis—In this session we will (i) identify major questions and hurdles we face in under standing the integration between the human microbiota and human biology (in health and disease) and (ii) determine how these major questions may be addressed and what tools/technologies are required to overcome cur rent obstacles. We will attempt to identify immediate and...

Computational Lab - Prof. Cristian Coarfa (2009)

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An introduction to computational methods for analyzing ChIP-Seq data by Cristian Coarfa. This was presented as a lab within the Computer Aided Discovery Methods course offered within the Graduate Program at Baylor College of Medicine.

Single molecule analyses of DNA in environmental microbes

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Comprehensive characterization of genomic composition in environmental microbial samples has been challenging, because the majority of microorganisms are difficult to culture. Additional challenges include a high degree of genetic diversity between and within species, various level of relative abundance and ubiquitous presence of cell-free DNA. Single cells or single molecules genomic assays hold great promise for tackling these challenges. Recent progresses in the developments of these...

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...