SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
Aquatic microbial genomics
Dnr:

SNIC 2017/1-616

Type:

SNAC Medium

Principal Investigator:

Stefan Bertilsson

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2018-01-10

End Date:

2019-02-01

Primary Classification:

10606: Microbiology (medical to be 30109 and agricultural to be 40302)

Secondary Classification:

10611: Ecology

Allocation

Abstract

In this project the environmental genomics group at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, led by Prof. Stefan Bertilsson, will perform demanding analyses of large metagenomic datasets from lakes, deep biosphere and other aquatic biomes. To uncover the unknown diversity of these habitats, analyze the population genetics of its microbial inhabitants and map the role of the microflora in key biogeochemical processes, we will do large coassemblies from temporal metagenome data (sometimes hundreds of samples), bin assembled reads into genomes and then annotate and compare the assembled genomes to global databases. The project will serve an ongoing KAW project, several projects from the Swedish Research Council and Formas, and a new VR infrastructure initiative in Biodiversity Informatics where Uppsala University participates as one node (Bertilsson coordinate the UU contribution).