Red Sea as a source for bioprospecting

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/583972
Title:
Red Sea as a source for bioprospecting
Authors:
Kodzius, Rimantas ( 0000-0001-9417-8894 )
Abstract:
King-Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. The Red Sea is well known for its unique environment, harboring various microbes capable of surviving in salty brines. We collected sediment samples from brine pool adjacent to the Thuwal cold seeps in the Red Sea. The taxonomic analysis showed the diversity and abundance of bacterial and archaeal operational taxonomic units (OUT). Recently we established in the laboratory a microdroplet technology to encapsulate single cells. This technology enables us to analyze single-cell genomes and perform the high-throughput screening. The genomes of both cultivable and uncultivable organisms can be analyzed. We envision the collection of complimentary data, obtained by various techniques, such as single-cell genomics, metagenomics, and transcriptomics. That will enable us not only to understand the environment and microorganism communities but also will allow to discover the previously unknown genes, pathways, and whole genomes. These data will facilitate the enhancement of biological and chemical producers, and pave the way for bioprospecting.
KAUST Department:
Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC); Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Conference/Event name:
The 4th International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Issue Date:
12-Dec-2015
Type:
Presentation
Additional Links:
http://icbb.iaaset.org/2015/program/; http://icbb.iaaset.org/2015/keynote/
Appears in Collections:
Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC); Presentations; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorKodzius, Rimantasen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-16T07:44:31Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-16T07:44:31Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/583972en
dc.description.abstractKing-Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. The Red Sea is well known for its unique environment, harboring various microbes capable of surviving in salty brines. We collected sediment samples from brine pool adjacent to the Thuwal cold seeps in the Red Sea. The taxonomic analysis showed the diversity and abundance of bacterial and archaeal operational taxonomic units (OUT). Recently we established in the laboratory a microdroplet technology to encapsulate single cells. This technology enables us to analyze single-cell genomes and perform the high-throughput screening. The genomes of both cultivable and uncultivable organisms can be analyzed. We envision the collection of complimentary data, obtained by various techniques, such as single-cell genomics, metagenomics, and transcriptomics. That will enable us not only to understand the environment and microorganism communities but also will allow to discover the previously unknown genes, pathways, and whole genomes. These data will facilitate the enhancement of biological and chemical producers, and pave the way for bioprospecting.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://icbb.iaaset.org/2015/program/en
dc.relation.urlhttp://icbb.iaaset.org/2015/keynote/en
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dc.subjectMetagenomicsen
dc.subjectSingle-Cellen
dc.subjectMicrodropleten
dc.subjectBioprospectingen
dc.subjectProduceren
dc.subjectMicroorganismen
dc.titleRed Sea as a source for bioprospectingen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.conference.date2015.12.11 - 2015.12.13en
dc.conference.nameThe 4th International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineeringen
dc.conference.locationSingaporeen
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