The purpose of this project is to develop novel procedures for microbiome analysis.
There is still much to be learned about the diversity of microorganisms that surround us humans as well as animals, and food items. You can choose to either work on 1) a project that involves the development of better laboratory approaches for DNA isolation and next-generation sequencing, or 2) a project that involves bioinformatics analyses to characterize the taxonomic and functional composition of complex microbiomes. The first project is ideally suited for students who enjoy laboratory work, and the second project suits bioinformatics students who have an interest and potentially already some skills in the analysis of metagenomics and/or whole genome sequencing (WGS) data.
You will be part of a team that includes clinicians, veterinarians, molecular biologists and bioinformaticians. Techniques can include DNA extraction, PCR, creating metagenomic libraries, Next-generation sequencing (incl. Nanopore sequencing), classical microbiological techniques, DNA sequence analyses, and other.
Overall, the main research areas of our group are: the microbiome, genomics, infectious diseases, novel antimicrobials, antibiotic resistance, microbial ecology, microbial interactions, evolution, microbiology, molecular biology, single-cell analysis, epidemiology and global surveillance.
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