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Just a little reminder that the Human Microbiome Journal Club is meeting, unusually, this week! We’ll be discussing Gloor & Reid and compositional data analysis in HSC 3N10A at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 15. Check out the original post … Continue reading
Please note that the September Human Microbiome Journal Club has been rescheduled to Friday, September 15 at 3 p.m.
This month’s Human Microbiome Journal Club has been cancelled due to an outbreak of vacationitis, but we will resume next month on Friday, September 15 at 3 p.m. in HSC 3N10A. At the end of September, we’ll be discussing Gloor … Continue reading
In recent years, the microbiome has been recognized as a major factor affecting the functioning of host organisms, influencing both health and disease. At the same time, aging research has provided many possible interventional strategies aimed at extending the human … Continue reading
This week’s microbiome journal club will look at the recent paper by Rob Knight’s group (Weiss et al., 2017) that simultaneously responded to “Waste Not, Want Not” and confirmed ANCOM as an effective differential abundance analysis technique. More details about … Continue reading
Analysis of microbiota composition has been an ongoing pursuit for decades. However, the improved feasibility of next-generation sequencing techniques have greatly increased access to gigabytes of microbiome data. Whether you look at the hypervariable regions of bacterial 16S rRNA gene … Continue reading
Certain skin commensal bacteria protect individuals against Staphylococcus aureus colonization We’re all covered in skin (hopefully) and our skin is covered with microbes. For the most part, this skin microbiome coexists with us and remains stable, despite our constant contact with other people and our environment. … Continue reading
Shotgun whole genome sequencing revolutionized how we study single, microbial isolates. By breaking the genome into small reads in vitro, we are able to parallelize sequencing and decrease costs before bioinformatic assemblers put the puzzle back together again in silico. However, re-building the genomic … Continue reading
The most frequently asked question in current analyses of different microbiomes is what organism(s) differentiates these two groups. As microbiologist and aspiring bioinformaticians we are all aware that due to the complex community structures of microbiomes, and the resulting complex … Continue reading
Every paper on the infant microbiome starts with known determinants… infant diet (formula or breastfeeding), oral antibiotic use and delivery method. But a new paper just out from Kjersti Aagaard’s group, who you may remember as the placental microbiome folks, … Continue reading