New Paper Out: Evaluation of 16S next-generation sequencing of hypervariable region 4 in wastewater samples

20 June 2019

This molecular study of wastewater samples highlights the importance of validating taxonomy of NGS sequences with databases such as NCBI nr/nt, and recommends including the V3 region of 16S in future short amplicon NGS studies that aim to identify bacterial enteric pathogens in similar matrices. […]

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New Paper Out: Babesia microti transmission in Australia

After our discovery of the first human fatal case of babesiosis in Australia in 2012, with this comprehensive study we found no evidence for widespread B. microti transmission. Citation: Faddy HM, Rooks KM, Irwin PJ, Viennet E, Paparini A, Seed CR, et al. No evidence […]

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New Paper Out: Establishment of coral-bacteria symbioses reveal changes in the core bacterial community with host ontogeny

We’re so happy to see Rachele’s new paper accepted for publication in Frontiers in Microbiology. This is a great study performed under the supervision of Dr. Megan Huggett, following the dynamics of the microbiome in the ubiquitous coral species Acropora digitifera. The symbiotic microbial community […]

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New Projects and Opportunities

27 May 2019

We have a number of projects starting in the next few months, and are currently looking for junior- to mid-career- level research scientists. Depending on the project, there are also internship and training opportunities for post-grad students (Environmental Science, Data Science, Molecular Science). Please send us […]

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PhD student wanted

18 February 2019

We are currently looking for a PhD student, for a new study focusing on water, gut metagenomes and human health. If you're interested in molecular microbiology, bioinformatics, genomics, and public health, please contact us for further information.
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MEcoStat: thank you!

Our most heartfelt thanks to all participants for making the MEcoStat workshop a success, and for providing constructive comments and suggestions. We are stoked about the great feedback received. Special thanks also go to A/Prof Nicola Armstrong for making MEcoStat possible, by drawing up and delivering […]

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MEcoStat 2: register your interest!

01 February 2019

If you couldn't attend MEcoStat in Feb 2019, please express your interest in MEcoStat 2, by sending us a mail with the following info: First Name Last Name Affiliation Department/Group/Lab Email Phone number Position Course (Students only) R-level Stats level Learning goals Preferred dates   The MEcoStat [...]
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MEcoStat: R-based Statistics Workshop; 14-15 Feb, 2019 | UWA

14 January 2019

The workshop. The application of multivariate statistical analyses is a consistent feature in microbial ecology and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)-based microbiome research. Although rapid progresses have been made in software for computational analysis, there is still a high risk of obtaining wrong statistical results, misinterpreting [...]
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