A Webinar By Labroots on New Studies To Combat Infectious Disease

Natural flora is impacted by sickness. Natural flora is the healthy bacteria on/in our bodies that protect us from the bad ones. More studies are being done to discover and learn more about microbiome, the full DNA makeup of our bodies, from the inside out. Think of it is our own personal ecosystem. We all have a unique collection of genes and microbes that make up who we are. Part of this makeup is the flora (both good and bad) that live on and in us.

Our microbiome is the key to our personal health. Unlocking the door to information is the future of our healthcare. Companies are focusing on the individual makeup of our bodies to provide a personalized nutrition or fitness plan (see Habit), as well as using DNA research to fight cancer (see Intermountain Precision Genomics). However one of the most impactful things that can be done is understanding the human microbiome and monitoring disease outbreaks and antibiotic resistance.

Rapid and accurate detection of human pathogens between closely related strains and across phylogenetic kingdoms is paramount to mitigate disease outbreaks and to diagnose affected individuals.

Dr. Christopher Mason, Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Dr. Shuiquan Tang, a scientist at Zymo Research Corp. will be hosting a webinar on January 30, 2018 to educate and demonstrate cross-kingdom species detection by simultaneously sequencing DNA from eight bacteria and two fungi in the ZymoBIOMICS® control. Speakers will describe the impact of a sickness on the proportion of natural flora. Participants will learn the tools implemented for microbiome and metagenome data analysis and species detection, such as BLAST, MetaPhlAn, and CLARK. They will learn the most prevalent bacteria of the skin, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, oral cavity, and urogenital tract.

The webinar is hosted by Labroots – the leading scientific social networking website, offering top scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities.

For more information about the webinar, visit Labroots.com

Source: PR Web- Zymo Research Features Metagenomics and Base Modifications in Educational Webinar. (December 18, 2017)