Metagenomics and microbiome studies, including 16S and ITS amplicon sequencing, total community DNA/RNA sequencing, proteomics, or any other approach to understanding organismal communities based on the information found in the collective metagenome.
Microbial communities have a strong impact on all aspects of life on earth, including agriculture, human and animal health, and in all ecosystems. At ISU and beyond, challenges and opportunities in microbiome research are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse disciplines. Researchers working in this area are in animal science, biosystems engineering, plant pathology, agronomy, veterinary medicine, and others. In this seminar series, we will host speakers from veterinary sciences, plant sciences, microbiology, statistics, data science, engineering and more.
For more information: http://www.bcb.iastate.edu/metagenomics-mondays-summer-seminar-series