Genomic and Genetic Insight into Gut Microbiota Function and Manipulation

submitted by: dougramsey
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...

Plasmonics for Sensing Applications

submitted by: akher

Surface plasmons are oscillations in electron density formed at the interface between a metal and an insulator. The project will use surface plasmon resonance on 2D nanohole arrays for biological sensing.