The lab brings together a small group of researchers working at the nexus of computational biology and environmental microbiome research. By amalgamating cutting-edge omics technologies with bioinformatics tools, we endeavor to elucidate evolutionary trajectories via the lens of ecological processes. In our current pursuits, we analyze environmentally-derived sequence data to comprehend the intricate eco-evolutionary underpinnings of microbial diversity.
Areas of competence:
Expertise: computational microbiome research; genome-resolved metagenomics; metaproteomics; phylogenomics; genome-informed metabolic reconstructions; bioinformatics.
We currently have openings for master's theses in the following area: exploring the utility of protein-protein interaction domains as diagnostic tools for detecting and studying host-associated bacteria. For more details, please reach out to Adrian-Stefan Andrei.