Lab News Archive

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Welter et al.’s analysis of the evolutionary history of Psychrobacter is out in mSystems. Her phylogenomic analysis, combined with the outcome of >10,000 growth tests, indicates that the psychrophiles in this genus are descendants of warm host-associated ancestors. More about...

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Our contribution to encouraging bacterial classification to match phylogeny is in this pitch to rename Catabacter as Christensenella, based on whole genome analysis of isolates by Xiaoying Liu – pubished in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

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Daphne Welter is our second graduate student to have defended during the pandemic. She presented her thesis entitled “Insights into the ecology and evolutionary history of the bacterial genus Psychrobacter”. mSystems published her paper during her presentation as an Editor’s...

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The Bayer Foundation announced today that Ruth Ley is the 2020 recipient of the Otto Bayer Award. We are very grateful to the foundation for this recognition of the lab’s work. Read the announcement here: https://www.bayer-foundation.com/otto-bayer-award-goes-ruth-ley

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Last week the institute held its annual PhD symposium online, to great success. Congratulations to Tanja Schön for winning Best Poster, Michael Bell for winning Best Short Talk, and Albane Ruaud for Runner-Up in the Long Talk category. The 2020...

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https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.10.376293v1 The Archaea remain more mysterious than the Bacteria as they are comparatively under-studied. This is changing thanks for next generation sequencing. However, little is known about archaeal communities associated with vertebrates, especially due to strong Bacteria-biases of standard “universal”...

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Here Nick Youngblut uses tree-based approaches for comparing human gut metagenomes. This is similar to using UniFrac for 16S rRNA datasets. And similarly, it works really well for discerning samples by disease, for instance. www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.16.207811v1

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We know from previous work that people with a lactase-non-persistent (LNP) genotype have more Bifidobacteria in their guts, but what kinds? Victor Schmidt and fellow post doc Hagay Enav dive into this question using samples from TwinsUK. They use genome-capture...

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A big congratulations to Stacey Heaver who successfully defended her PhD this week! It certainly was an affair to remember, with COVID-19 forcing the seminar to be held via video conference with participants taking part from all corners of the...

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Congratulations are in order for Claudia Frick, who is the recipient of a CMFI Young Investigator’s Grant! Claudia is a senior postdoc in the Ley Lab and investigates the role of sphingolipids in bacteria-host interaction. This award will assist her...

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Yesterday afternoon, we had a toast for Priyanka, a reasearch technician who is leaving the lab in a few days. All the best to her. And of course we were happy to say good bye to 2019 and eager for...

Screenshot_2021-04-21_at_18.45.11

Welter et al.’s analysis of the evolutionary history of Psychrobacter is out in mSystems. Her phylogenomic analysis, combined with the outcome of >10,000 growth tests, indicates that the psychrophiles in this genus are descendants of warm host-associated ancestors. More about...

Screenshot_2021-04-21_at_19.00.35

Our contribution to encouraging bacterial classification to match phylogeny is in this pitch to rename Catabacter as Christensenella, based on whole genome analysis of isolates by Xiaoying Liu – pubished in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

...
Screenshot_20210418_193905

Daphne Welter is our second graduate student to have defended during the pandemic. She presented her thesis entitled “Insights into the ecology and evolutionary history of the bacterial genus Psychrobacter”. mSystems published her paper during her presentation as an Editor’s...

Screenshot_2020-12-07_at_10.59.52

The Bayer Foundation announced today that Ruth Ley is the 2020 recipient of the Otto Bayer Award. We are very grateful to the foundation for this recognition of the lab’s work. Read the announcement here: https://www.bayer-foundation.com/otto-bayer-award-goes-ruth-ley

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LLPhDsymp_bigger

Last week the institute held its annual PhD symposium online, to great success. Congratulations to Tanja Schön for winning Best Poster, Michael Bell for winning Best Short Talk, and Albane Ruaud for Runner-Up in the Long Talk category. The 2020...

Screenshot_2020-11-11_at_09.27.40

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.10.376293v1 The Archaea remain more mysterious than the Bacteria as they are comparatively under-studied. This is changing thanks for next generation sequencing. However, little is known about archaeal communities associated with vertebrates, especially due to strong Bacteria-biases of standard “universal”...

Screenshot_2020-07-21_at_16.44.28

Here Nick Youngblut uses tree-based approaches for comparing human gut metagenomes. This is similar to using UniFrac for 16S rRNA datasets. And similarly, it works really well for discerning samples by disease, for instance. www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.16.207811v1

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Screenshot_2020-07-21_at_16.50.53

We know from previous work that people with a lactase-non-persistent (LNP) genotype have more Bifidobacteria in their guts, but what kinds? Victor Schmidt and fellow post doc Hagay Enav dive into this question using samples from TwinsUK. They use genome-capture...

Xnip2020-04-28_17-41-08

A big congratulations to Stacey Heaver who successfully defended her PhD this week! It certainly was an affair to remember, with COVID-19 forcing the seminar to be held via video conference with participants taking part from all corners of the...

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Congratulations are in order for Claudia Frick, who is the recipient of a CMFI Young Investigator’s Grant! Claudia is a senior postdoc in the Ley Lab and investigates the role of sphingolipids in bacteria-host interaction. This award will assist her...

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Yesterday afternoon, we had a toast for Priyanka, a reasearch technician who is leaving the lab in a few days. All the best to her. And of course we were happy to say good bye to 2019 and eager for...