Genomics of the Microbiome

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room 210AB (San Jose Convention Center)
Claire M. Fraser, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
The study of microbiomes depends heavily on the sequencing and analysis of the various microbes, including human pathogens. Dr. Fraser has made significant contributions in the area of bioinformatics and comparative genomics with her current research focused on the human gut microbiota. This presentation will highlight the structure and function of the microbiota as related to human health and will present the current status of microbiome research.