This past summer was full of traveling for our lab as our lab members attended three different conferences to share updates on their latest research projects. Our lab members attended the Gordon research conference on Microbial Population Biology (Eva, Thibault, and Clint), Multi-omics for Microbiomes Conference (Thibault and Chava), and ASM-Microbe (Thibault) to present on the following research topics.
Thibault: Usage of proximity-ligation (Hi-C) to determine hosts of anitbiotic resistance genes and mobile genetic elements in microbiomes.
Clint: Compensatory deletion of putative methylation gene increases plasmid persistence in absence of selective pressure.
Chava: Usage of the Hi-C method to detect plasmid-host associations in soil.