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Category: 2016 – Week 46

Research – Week 46


QIAGEN Bioinformatics Microbial Genomics hands-on workshop the 7th of Dec. from 9.30 – 16.00.
QIAGEN BIOINFORMATICS HANDS-ON WORKSHOP (7th of Dec from 9.30 to 16.00): From data to discovery with the QIAGEN Microbial Genomics Pro Suite.
The expanding field of metagenomics leaves researchers struggling to convert data generated with a wide range of open source tools into meaningful insights. The Microbial Genomics Pro Suite integrates a comprehensive set of tools for metagenomics into a scalable and user friendly platform.
Metagenomics applications are supported with workflows for the analysis of 16S-, 18S rRNA, or other amplicon data. Further included are workflows for whole metagenome assembly, and the functional analysis of metagenomic data. The recent launch of the CosmosID plugin completes the range of metagenomics applications. The plugin offers best in class taxonomic profiling and pathogen identification and can handle shotgun metagenomics data as input.
To convert microbiome data into biologically meaningful insights, all metagenomics applications are completed with workflows for the statistical analysis of differential abundance in the context of metadata. The user can explore changes in composition or function associated for instance with health or dysbiosis.
A package of workflows for the analysis of outbreaks based on isolate genome data extends the utility of the Microbial Genomics Pro Suite for researchers focusing on epidemiology, food safety and public health.

If you are interested, then join our workshop the 7th of Dec 2016 and learn more about the QIAGEN Microbial Genomics Pro Suite and try it out yourself. You will get a 6 weeks license for you to try out the software with your own data after the workshop

Sign up here

Deadline is 2nd of Dec at 16.00. There is a limit of 20 people for the workshop and registration will be on a first come, first served basis.

Hope to see you there.

Upcoming events – Week 46

Ph.d Trial lecture Alexander Plotkin: “Phylogeny and taxonomy of Polymastiidae (Porifera: Demospongiae)”
Supervisors: Hans Tore Rapp and Endre Willassen.
Evaluating committee: Head of Department Tim J. Littlewood, Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum , UK, Associate professor Tomas Cedhagen, Department of Bioscience, Århus University, Denmark, Associate Professor Svein Rune Erga, Department of Biology, University of Bergen
Time and place: Tuesday 22th of November, 12:15 a.m. , Auditoriet Vil Vite, Thormøhlens gt. 51.

Ph.d Trial lecture Oliver Vöcking: “The larval photoreceptors of the mollusk Leptochiton asellus”
Supervisors: Harald Hausen and Jon Vidar Helvik.
Evaluating committee: Professor Dan-Erik Nilsson, Lund Universitet, Sverige, Gruppeleder Juan Ramón Martinez Morales, Pablo de Olavide Universitet, Spania, Førsteamanuensis Ståle Ellingsen. Institutt for biologi, Universitetet i Bergen
Time og place: Monday 28th of November, 10:15 a.m. , Auditoriet Vil Vite, Thormøhlens gt. 51.

Ph.d. Midterm evaluation Oliver Müller: “Microbial communities in arctic environments. The effects of thawing permafrost soils on biogeochemical processes driving the terrestrial and marine carbon cycle development ”
Supervisors: Lise Øvreås, Janet Jansson and Gunnar Bratbak.
Evaluating committee: Førsteamanuensis Anne Bjune(leder), Professor Frede Thingtad, Forsker Sigrunn Eliassen.
Time and place: Friday 25th of November, 14:15 a.m. , Seminarrom K1, Biologen.
All are welcome to the presentations!

New Publications – Week 46

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Brietzke A, Borchel A, Altmann S, Nipkow M, Rebl A, Brunner RM, Goldammer T(2016) Transcriptome sequencing of maraena whitefish (Coregonus maraena). Marine Genomics 29:27-29

Hestetun JT, Pomponi SA, Rapp HT (2016) The cladorhizid fauna (Porifera, Poecilosclerida) of the Caribbean and adjacent waters. Zootaxa 4175

Imsland AK, Reynolds P, Nytrø AV, Eliassen G, Hangstad TA, Jonsdottir ODB, Emaus P-A, , Elvegård TA, Lemmens SCA, Rydland R, Jonassen TM (2016) Effects of lumpfish size on foraging behaviour and co-existence with sea lice infected Atlantic salmon in sea cages. Aquaculture 465:19-27

Routti H, Lille-Langøy R, Berg MK, Fink T, Harju M, Kristiansen K, Rostkowski P, Rusten M, Sylte I, Øygarden L, Goksøyr A (2016) Environmental Chemicals Modulate Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma (PPARG) and Adipogenesis in Vitro. Environmental Science & Technology 50:10708-10720

Van Ekert E,Chauvigne F, Finn RN, Mathew LG, Hull JJ, Cerda J, Fabrick JA (2016) Molecular and functional characterization of Bemisia tabaci aquaporins reveals the water channel diversity of hemipteran insects. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 77:39-51


Hamre K, Sissener NH, Lock E-J, Olsvik PA, Espe M, Torstensen BE, Silva J, Johansen J, Waagbø R, Hemre G-I.(2016) Antioxidant nutrition in Atlantic salmon(Salmo salar) parr and post-smolt,fed diets with high inclusion of plantingredients and graded levels ofmicronutrients and selected amino acids.
PeerJ 4:e2688