Werner Siemens-Stiftung Paleobiotechnology Kolloquium

Microbiome functional evolution: Past to present

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SR Dorothy Hodgkin, Leibniz-HKI (Hermann-Löns-Str. 70, 07745 Jena)

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The Department of Palaeobiotechnology (Leibniz-HKI) and Microbiome Sciences group (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) is happy to invite you to the first event of the ‘Werner Siemens Palaeobiotechnology Kolloquium

Advances in high throughput sequencing and computational metagenomics are opening up dramatic new opportunities for understanding the structure and complex functions of diverse microbiomes. At the same time, the rise of paleogenomics is enabling the study of microbial communities deeper and deeper into the past. It is now possible, for the first time, to combine these advances to investigate microbiome functional evolution over the past 100,000 years in high resolution. This colloquium brings together diverse experts in microbial genomics, computational biology, natural product chemistry, and archaeology to explore and imagine the future of microbial paleogenomic research and the emerging field of paleobiotechnology.

We will have three speakers giving short lectures on ‘Microbiome functional evolution: past to present’ and then an open social coffee break to allow free discussions with the speakers.

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For further information, please contact James Fellows Yates (james.fellows-yates@leibniz-hki.de)