Berlin Science Week at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Lab meets Teacher: "The Human Metaorganism and how new Technologies are changing a field of research”

The human microbiota consists of an estimated 1013-1014 microbial cells. Despite a universal colonization, each person's microbiome is unique. Several aspects of the microbiome correlate with human disease. With techniques such as 16S sequencing, shot-gun sequencing, and powerful computational tools that process large amounts of data, we can reveal the genome and modes of function of the microorganisms that inhabit us in profoundly new ways. In this course, teachers will learn about new methods of sequencing and how they differ. We will also explain how far research has come in deciphering the microbiome.

Speaker: Theda Bartolomaeus, AG Forslund-Startceva

Language: German

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