Author Archives: WeimerMicroLab

Day Zero for Bacterial Comparative Genomics

Contributed by Darwin Bandoy DVM Learning microbiology is hard, learning genomics is hard and the learning curve is not simply exponential but factorial for learning bacterial genomics. I had the advantage of being a veterinarian with a training in microbiology and hence most of my struggle is with genomics. It is like learning a new […]

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NGS Library Construction for Microbiome Studies

Contributed by Carol Huang Studying the population composition of microbes within a particular environmental community has drawn more and more attention for understanding functions and interactions of microbial communities. Meta-RNA-Sequencing and Meta-Genomic-sequencing have been playing big roles in these studies. As a part of the study, I have been focusing on library construction. There have been […]

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Bacillus: The Dark Side vs. The Good Side

Contributed by Darwin Bandoy, DVM This particular talk by Bill Widner of Novozymes tantalized my interest as I only associate Bacillus with things a veterinarian must know to avoid, which is Bacillus anthracis, a deadly disease causing gram-positive bacteria in animals and humans particularly in ruminants. Anthrax gained notoriety recently in the US when letters post […]

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Bacillus as Expression Hosts

Contributed by Darwin Bandoy, DVM This particular talk by (Bill Widner, Ph.D., Novozymes Staff Scientist) tantalized my interest as I only associate Bacillus with things a veterinarian must know to avoid, which is Bacillus anthracis, a deadly disease causing gram-positive bacteria in animals and humans particularly in ruminants. Anthrax gained notoriety recently in the PhDUS when […]

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Insights from UC Davis Biotechnology Seminar Class MIC 292 From Discovery to Product: An Introduction to Biotechnology at the Industrial Level

Contributed by Darwin Bandoy, DVM I am completely amazed to find somebody working for the same company for more than twenty years, considering my own experience of changing employment several times within the last ten years. So Novozymes must be doing something exciting to motivate employees to stay for decades. The most exciting part for […]

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