Omics and Bioinformatics
When today’s ecologists want to study microbial diversity, they use high-throughput molecular analytics which aim to measure entire genomes, or all transcripts or proteins in a sample. These analytical techniques are collectively named "Omics", or "Meta-omics" when applied to whole microbial communities. Because omics datasets are large, they can only be processed and integrated using computational methods and Bioinformatics.
We provide both wet-lab as well as computational service and support, and develop new workflows to enable researchers to better understand microbial communities of the soil.
The bioinformatics / metagenomics support is as of August 2021 not staffed. We hope to welcome a new colleague before the end of the year 2021.
- Maintenance and updating of user-friendly pipelines for processing amplicon sequencing data on UFZ’s high-performance computing cluster, e.g. dadasnake or DeltaMP.
- Establishment of integrated multi-omics pipelines for whole metagenome and metatranscriptome shotgun sequencing data, e.g. based on IMP.
- Numerical ecology, network and statistical analysis of microbial census and ecosystem function, environmental, and spatial data.
- Training and support for doctoral students and postdocs is offered.
- not staffed since August 2021
- Location: UFZ Halle
- Platform type: Sequencing lab and computational support
- Research groups involved: Scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
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- Supported by iDiv