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Workshop in Biostatistics: Big data from tiny microbes across Earth’s ecosystems

biostats seminar
Topic: 
Big data from tiny microbes across Earth’s ecosystems
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 1:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh (Joint Genome Institute)
Abstract / Description: 

Genome-resolved metagenomics has enabled unprecedented insights into the ecology and evolution of environmental and host-associated microbiomes. This powerful approach is scalable and was applied to over 10,000 metagenomes collected from diverse habitats to generate an extensive catalog of microbial diversity. In collaboration with a large research consortium, we highlight how this genomic catalog can support discovery of new biosynthetic gene clusters and associating environmental viruses to their microbial hosts.