GUEST BLOG: EDAMAME Takeaways

9/29/2016 4:28 PM

This past July, I attended the Explorations in Data Analyses for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology (EDAMAME) Workshop at the Michigan State University, Kellogg Biological Station in July 2016 led by Drs. Ashley Shade, Adina Howe, and Tracy Teal. EDAMAME started from the ground up and was a great way to get hands-on experience using cutting-edge metagenomics techniques. Although, I would expect, any one of the organizers to say that a great deal of effort and critical thinking is required to stay abreast on current technologies.

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Posted in Culture Dish By Emily Bonomo

There is a saying that “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” I am a bit of an unusual candidate for EDAMAME2015. I am an older associate professor in the Biology Department at the University of Puget Sound, and can even remember biology prior to PCR! At the same time, I have been following the recent blossoming of research into communities of microbes over the years, ranging from hydrothermal vents, to insect guts, to acidic cave effluent, to the ever present human microbiome.

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Posted in Culture Dish By Emelia DeForce