Associate Professor Peter Kennedy

CBS Plant/Microbial Biology
College of Biological Sciences
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Microbial Ecology Molecular Data Analysis

This research group studies microbial ecosystems, particularly in forest ecosystems. For this work, they do molecular-based identification of fungal and bacterial communities, utilizing traditional (Sanger) and modern (high-throughput) sequencing methods. They use MSI's supercomputers to analyze their datasets. In particular, their analyses involve de novo-based sequencing clustering, which is computationally intensive and so benefits from the core and processing power available through MSI.

The researchers are also doing comparative genomics and transcriptomics work that will benefit from access to the software and expertise available through MSI (e.g. Galaxy, Spotfire).

Project Investigators

Briana Beatty
Dr. Trinity Hamilton
Associate Professor Peter Kennedy
Talia Michaud
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