BioSciences Seminar Series - Expanding our view of the microbial world

Seminar/Forum

BioSciences Seminar Series - Expanding our view of the microbial world

As part of the 2018 BioSciences Seminar Series, Professor Gene Tyson will present the 2018 Biodiversity Lecture, hosted by Professor Linda Blackall.

Over the last decade, metagenomics has changed the face of microbial ecology. Metagenomics bypasses traditional culture-dependent approaches and holds the promise of genome-level insights into the mostly uncharted microbial world. Gene's research team is applying metagenomic techniques to recover a large number of genomes from many previously uncultivated bacterial and archaeal lineages and from increasingly complex environments. This has greatly expanded our understanding of the metabolic capabilities of these microbes and challenges our understanding of the evolution of many of these processes.

This lecture will run for 30 minutes, followed by Q&A and tea, coffee and networking.

Presenter

  • Professor Gene Tyson
    Professor Gene Tyson, Deputy Director