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Statistical Inference of Phylogenetic Networks

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

Enhancing oil production and harvest with fungi and algae

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. 

Biosustainable and green production of chemical leads for therapeutics: Study accepted in special issue of Planta dedicated to isoprenoids

“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