Jonathan Eisen discusses GEBA project at DOE JGI

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Jonathan Eisen spoke about the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea (GEBA) at the DOE JGI on October 27, 2009.

MWV Episode 33 - Food Safety 101

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Whether you are making lunch for work, school or a summer picnic, knowing what food to pack and how to prepare it can be the difference between enjoying your day or going home sick. From recent peanut butter and pistachio nut recalls to E. coli outbreaks associated with hamburger patties, people are increasingly concerned about the safety of the food they eat. Many illnesses can be prevented with proper food preparation and a clean kitchen. On this episode of MicrobeWorld Video, Chef Jim...

Microbial Communities in Health and Disease

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A keynote given by Claire Fraser-Liggett during the ISMB 2008 in Toronto. More information can be found on: http:www.iscb.org

Tiny Conspiracies (MWV31)

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Bacteria communicate with chemical languages that allow them to synchronize their behavior and thereby act as multi-cellular organisms. This process, called quorum sensing, enables bacteria to do things they can’t do as a single cell, like successfully infect and cause disease in humans. Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D., the Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and President-elect for the American Society for Microbiology, has been researching strategies that can interfere...

Patrice Milos on "Enabling True Biology with Single Molecule Sequencing"

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Patrice Milos of Helicos BioSciences discusses single molecule sequencing at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 27, 2009.

Victor Markowitz on "IMG Systems for Comparative Analysis of Microbial Genomes and Metagenomes"

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Victor Markowitz, head of the Biological Data Management and Technology Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, talks about the Integrated Microbial Genomes system housed at the DOE JGI at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 29, 2009.

Steve Turner on "Single Molecule Real Time DNA Sequencing"

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Steve Turner of Pacific Biosciences talks about SMRT DNA sequencing at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 27, 2009.

"Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea (GEBA)"- Jonathan Eisen @ '09 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Jonathan Eisen, (UC Davis) presentation for DOE JGI '09 User Meeting on March 26, 2009, introduction by Dan Rokhsar (JGI).

Cell-Cell Communication in Bacteria: Part 2: Vibrio Cholerae Quorum Sensing and Developing Novel Antibiotics (19:49)

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Bacteria, primitive single-celled organisms, communicate with chemical languages that allow them to synchronize their behavior and thereby act as enormous multi-cellular organisms. This process is called quorum sensing and it enables bacteria to successfully infect and cause disease in plants, animals, and humans. Investigations of the molecular mechanisms underlying quorum sensing are leading to the development of novel strategies to interfere with quorum sensing. These strategies form the...

A Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea (GEBA) and the Search for the Dark Matter of the Biological Universe

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There is a glaring gap in microbial genome sequence availability – the currently available genome sequences show a highly biased phylogenetic distribution compared to the extent of microbial diversity known today. This bias has resulted in major limitations in our knowledge of microbial genome complexity and our understanding of the evolution, physiology and metabolic capacity of microbes. Although there have been small efforts in sequencing genomes from across the tree of life for...