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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Biological Sciences
College of Science and Engineering
Biotechnology Institute

PI: Jeffrey A. Gralnick

Bacterial Genetics in the 21st Century: Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics

Shewanella oneidensis is a Gram-negative γ-proteobacteria capable of reducing, among other things, insoluble metals as well as carbon electrodes. Significant interest has developed in using Shewanella for applications in bioremediation and bioenergy. Some of the pathways necessary for these processes have been studied but a greater understanding of the required set of genes will aid in engineering Shewanella for specific applications. These researchers are using MSI resources to utilize next-generation sequencing approaches to study metal reduction in S. oneidensis.

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Ben Bonis, Research Associate
Even Brutinel, Research Associate
Aunica Kane, Graduate Student
Nick Kotloski, Graduate Student
Zarath Summers, Research Associate