“Genomes from metagenomes: new technologies and algorithms”
Thursday, February 12, 2015. 6:00pm
University of Birmingham, Inst. of Microbiology for Microbiology and Infection
URL: Nick Loman
Dr. Loman is an Independent Research Fellow in the Institute for Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham. His research explores the use of cutting-edge genomics and metagenomics approaches to the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of infectious disease. He has so far used high-throughput sequencing to investigate outbreaks of important bacterial pathogens. He was involved in the crowd-sourced analysis of genomics data from the Shiga-toxin producing E. coli O104:H4 outbreak in Germany. He helped to spark a flurry of crowd-sourced analysis by putting the initial genome assembly on his blog for anyone to access. A more general aim in his group is to develop bioinformatics tools to aid the interpretation of genome and metagenome-scale data in routine clinical practice.
Trainees are invited to meet with the VanBUG speaker for open discussion of both science and career paths. This takes place 4:30-5:30pm in either the Boardroom or Lunchroom on the ground floor of the BCCRC
- Binning metagenomic contigs by coverage and composition.
- Epidemiological investigation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from a six-year-long hospital outbreak using high-throughput whole genome sequencing.
Mike Peabody (PhD Student, Dr. Fiona Brinkman’s Lab, SFU)
“Improving Water Quality Through Novel Genetic Tests Identified Using Metagenomics”