The aerial surfaces of plants, the phyllosphere, harbors a diverse community of microorganisms. The increasing awareness of the potential roles of phyllosphere microbial communities calls for a greater understanding of their structure and dynamics in natural and urban ecosystems. In this webinar, we will discuss the characterization of the community structure and assembly dynamics of leaf bacterial communities in natural temperate forests of Quebec. View the recording

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This webinar will present data on variables capable of influencing the GM of laboratory rodents citing several examples and animal models, considerations related to manipulation of the GM in mice and rats, and recent data supporting the use of “dirty” mice in biomedical research. View the slides

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The gut microbiota composition changes dramatically throughout aging and disease. A healthy gut microbiota is typically characterized by large bacterial taxonomic diversity and functional capacity, whereas frailty and aging are associated with loss of diversity and expansion of more pathogenic bacterial species. However, in order to accurately profile changes in microbial communities, the reproducible isolation of high-quality DNA is an important step. Automation enables reliable and reproducible isolation of DNA of superior quality, which can be used directly for downstream sequencing applications. View the slides

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This webinar will focus on the automation of QIAGEN’s new line of DNA and RNA sample prep kits for the microbiome. We will show how automation on the QIAcube enables efficient and reliable use of these samples for sensitive downstream applications such as qPCR and NGS. In addition, you will learn how to successfully use the CLC Microbial Genomics Module for metagenome sequencing and identification of microbial composition and diversity. View the slides

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This webinar will focus on the acquisition and development of the preterm gut microbiome from birth and following discharge from intensive care. Specifically, we will discuss the association of the gut microbiome with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and late onset sepsis (LOS), as well as the impact of birth mode. We will also discuss analysis of multi-omic datasets, including the analysis of the airway microbiome and metabolome in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis. View the slides

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In this webinar, we will introduce the latest workflows optimized for shotgun metagenome analysis, which we released with the most recent version of Microbial Genomics Pro Suite – our comprehensive, user-friendly and scalable NGS data analysis platform for microbial genomics. View the recording

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In this webinar, we introduce the scientist-friendly Microbial Genomics Pro Suite offering workflows optimized for microbiome profiling, microbial typing and outbreak analysis. The workflows and tools for microbial genomics introduced with this software package are further extending the comprehensive set of genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics analysis solutions that researchers know from CLC Genomics Workbench. View the slides

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In this webinar, learn about the innovative technologies that form the basis of QIAGEN’s portfolio of QIAseq library prep solutions for metagenomics and microbiome sequencing. Whether your research starts from single microbial cells, 16s rRNA PCR amplicons, or gDNA for whole genome analysis, QIAseq technologies offer tips and tricks for capturing the genomic diversity of your samples in the most unbiased, streamlined way possible. View the slides

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An accurate molecular analysis of the microbial constituents of a particular community is contingent upon high-yielding and non-biased nucleic acid extraction methodologies. Only by ensuring that all species and classes of microorganisms present in a sample are effectively lysed during extraction will one be able to reliably assess the composition of that sample. An additional challenge faced in nucleic acid extraction is the presence of persistent, co-purifying polymerase inhibitors endogenous to one’s sample. View the slides

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Posted in Webinar By Heather Martinez