|User Presentations, and JGI Technologies|
|09.00-11.30||Working Group Presentations – User Groups|
|11.30-12.00||19. JGI User Programs – Susannah Tringe
JGIʼs future depends on new sequencing technologies and applications developed based on these technologies. With multiple sequencing platforms available, JGIʼs &D team has been aimed to develop sequencing applications based on the strength provided by different platforms. Our areas of development lie in de novo whole genome shotgun sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, and metagenomic sample diversity study. Examples of JGIʼs available sequencing applications in genomic research will be discussed.
|13.30-13.45|| 20. Introduction to Single Cell Genomics – Tanja Woyke
The bulk of finished microbial genomes to date are derived from bacteria and archaea that can be readily grown in culture. However, the vast majority of microorganisms on this planet elude current culturing attempts, severely limiting access to their genomes. While various enrichment methods as well as metagenomic approaches have been successfully applied to aid the genome analysis of such uncultured environmental microbes, these methodologies are not suitable for countless community members of interest. Single-cell genomics is an approach that aims to access the genome from an individual microbial cell. The methodology as well as a range of JGI single cell projects will be discussed.
|13.45-14.30||21. Accelerating functional genomics using mass spectrometry – Trent Northen
Microorganisms exhibit complex metabolism and metabolic interactions with their environment, large parts of which remain unknown. Deficiencies in functional annotations of microbial genomes as well as incomplete knowledge of small molecule repertoires (metabolomes) of microorganisms limit the understanding of their metabolism. This talk will introduce mass spectrometry based metabolomics and approaches to link these to microbial genomics. This will include recent work connecting genes to the utilization of specific metabolites in bacteria by profiling metabolite utilization in libraries of mutant strains. Here, untargeted mass spectrometry-based metabolomics was used to identify metabolites utilized by soil microbes. Targeted high-throughput metabolite profiling of spent media of 8042 individual mutant strains was performed to link utilization to specific genes. Using this approach we identified genes of known function as well as those required for the metabolism of ‘novel’ metabolites.
|14.45-15.15||22.DNA Synthesis program – Yasuo Yoshikuni|
|15.15-16.00||23.Fungal Program, Science and Tools – Steven Ahrendt|