Uncovering heterogeneity in microbial communities

Mihai Pop
Talk Series: 
11.05.2021 11:00 to 12:00


Also on zoom- https://umd.zoom.us/j/96718034173?pwd=clNJRks5SzNUcGVxYmxkcVJGNDB4dz09 The analysis of microbial communities has been transformed by sequencing technologies - leading to the birth of a new field: metagenomics. While the new data have empowered biologists to ask new questions, they have also created new challenges for the software tools used to analyze the data. In my talk I will provide an overview of some research problems my lab has been tackling with a specific focus on algorithms for uncovering the heterogeneity inherent in the data derived from natural microbial communities.