Microbiology & Immunology

Data Analysis Networking Group (DANG): Introduction to Viral Community Metagenomics

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Will Close presenting: In this presentation, we will go over the steps required to analyze community composition using metagenomics. Topics covered will include read quality control, assembly, binning, and classification. While this talk is framed around analyzing viral communities, the principles also apply to the study of other populations, including bacteria.

Modeling Viral Community Resilience in Response to Antibiotic Perturbation

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
William Close, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Schloss Lab)
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Michigan Medicine

The resilience of the microbiome determines whether the community returns to the original steady state or to an altered state after perturbation. Microbiome resilience can have positive or negative outcomes for the host, including maintaining resistance to Clostridioides difficile infection after exposure to antibiotics or contributing to the development of chronic disorders including inflammatory bowel disease.

Interaction-driven molecule discovery from host-microbe symbioses

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Marcy Balunas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Medicinal Chemistry
Associate Professor in Marine Science
Associate Professor in Chemistry
Affiliate Faculty, Marine Sciences and Technology Center
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Research Associate, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

Refreshments will be served

Integration of Genomic and Epidemiologic Data to Detect Hospital Transmission of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Shawn Hawken, Ph.D. Candidate (Snitkin Lab)
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School

Dissertation Seminar

This dissertation seminar will be available both in person (5330 Med. Sci. I) and by BlueJeans web conferencing (see link above)