Dr. Wei Wang from the Liu team succefully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in October 2021. Her thesis is titled “”Computational Frameworks for Indel-Aware Evolutionary Analysis Using Large-Scale Genomic Sequence Data”. She has accepted an offer to join Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly known as Facebook Inc.). Congratulations Wei!
This research can be read here and the digest can be read here.
The Liu and Bonito labs have created a new method for scalable statistical inference of phylogenetic networks from large-scale genomic sequence datasets. The new method has been published as part of peer-reviewed proceedings of RECOMB-CG 2018. The publication can be accessed here. In related work, members of the Liu lab have developed a novel non-parametric/semi-parametric… Continue Reading Statistical Inference of Phylogenetic Networks
Check out the latest paper and press release on our research into physiological interactions between a synthetic consortium of the marine alga, Nannochloropsis oceanica, and the terrestrial fungus, Mortierella elongata. These organisms interact in ways that boost their oil production that can be harvested for human use in biofuels, nutrition, cosmetics and biotechnology.
“Engineering modular diterpene biosynthetic pathways in Physcomitrella patens” by Aparajita Banerjee, Jonathan A. Arnesen, Daniel Moser*, Balindile B. Motsa*, Sean R. Johnson, and Bjoern Hamberger (*outstanding undergraduate students of the team) Published November 26th, 2018: DOI 10.1007/s00425-018-3053-0 Industrial interest in diterpenoids stems from equally broad applications such as renewable feedstocks, inks, tackifiers, flavors and nutraceuticals, fragrances,… Continue Reading Biosustainable and green production of chemical leads for therapeutics: Study accepted in special issue of Planta dedicated to isoprenoids
A true dimension of Biodiversity: fungi growing inside the cells of plants. The moss in this image is from an experiment being conducted by Davis Mathieu (Hamberger) and Abigail Bryson (Bonito). The moss pictured here, Physcomitrella patens, was grown for six weeks with Mortierella sp. The moss tissue was cleared overnight using 10% KOH and… Continue Reading Mortierella hyphae within P. patens cells