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Tiedje Lab - Data Club Schedule

The week before your presentation send an email to Lisa Boughner (lbough1 at msu.edu) with a brief summary of what you will talk about. She will distribute to the whole group.

If you miss presenting a data club it is YOUR responsibility to make up that data club within one month. E-mail everyone that you will not be presenting due to a conflict, etc. AND schedule a new date and time. You are responsible for reserving the room for your make-up date.

Future meetings TBA

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2015:

Jan 16 -- Dr. Tiedje "Writing Scientific Articles" (11 a.m. PSSB 271)
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2015:

Nov 5 (11 a.m. PSSB 271) -- Mohamed Amine Hassani (collaborative visiting student from Max Planck institute in Germany)
"Bacteria-bacteria interactions: from binary interactions to community establishment"
Summary: I am studying the role of bacteria-bacteria interactions in the establishment of microbial communities at the root-soil interface using Arabidopsis as a model host species. Understanding the complex interactions among and between root-associated and root-depleted bacteria will provide new insights into how bacterium-bacterium interactions contribute to the overall stability of the community and to which extent these interactions impact community structure as well as host fitness. Towards this end, I am using reductionist approaches that include an in vitro antagonistic activity screening and re-colonization of roots by defined bacterial strains in different gnotobiotic systems. To carry out these projects, I take advantage of our recently established reference bacterial culture collection (~ 237 bacterial isolates) of the Arabidopsis root microbiota. Over this study, I identified high competitors among microbiota members which are currently assessed in gnotobiotic re-colonization experiments.
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Jan 21 -- Aaron Garoutte (Noon, PSSB 279) preliminary data on pulling assembled genomes from our metagenomic datasets
Feb 4 -- Qiong Wang (Noon, MPS 1030) "Xander: gene-targeted metagenomic assembler"
Mar 4 -- Bangzhou
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