Novel techniques in microbiota research: From meta-omics to single cells

Jakob ZimmermannDr.  Jakob Zimmermann, University of Bern, Switzerland will highlight "Novel techniques in microbiota research: From meta-omics to single cells" during Targeting Microbiota World Congress 2017.
According to Dr Jacob Zimmermann:

"Recent advances in next generation sequencing have vastly increased our knowledge about composition and functional potential of the intestinal microbiota. While meta-genomic and -transcriptomic approaches have provided fundamental new insight into host-microbiota mutualism, they do not deliver information on the single cell level or allow for further functional, e.g. metabolomic characterization of the bacteria and will briefly summarize recent developments in alternative, complementary approaches, such as cultivating previously “unculturable” bacteria.  Also he will introduce our novel approach of FACS-sorting viable bacteria from a defined murine intestinal microbiota based on genome size and light-scattering for downstream functional and metabolomic analyses."
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