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Guest Group Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics

Since 2019 we are ONE group with the computing center at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute Bremerhaven and the PANGAEA team at MARUM. We are part of the Faculty of Geosciences/FB5 at the University of Bremen.

Current topics:

Research on global challenges like climate change and the loss of biodiversity demands for publicly available, high quality and interoperable data. These data can only be provided if different disciplines in earth systems research and biodiversity research work closely together. The highly interdisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, engineers and software developers located at the AWI and MARUM has a national and international proven track record in research data management, data logistics and data science. Our integrated data driven view enables transforming the wealth of heterogenous information into new knowledge for innovation and policy advice.

Former topics:

The Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Group aims to transform the wealth of ‘Omics and contextual (meta)data, currently routinely produced in marine sciences, into biological knowledge. To accomplish this, we focus on the development of enabling technologies at the intersection of computer science, bioinformatics, and field research. In particular, we are developing components and standards for the dynamic integration of knowledge, by bringing together organism diversity and abundance data, functional data (‘Omics data), and the environmental data contextualising them. This allows the persistent and dynamic study of relationships between organisms, their genomic repertoire, and their environment.

We are involved in education at University Bremen and the MarMic graduate program.

We are part of the German Federation for Biological Data GFBio, the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure de.NBI as well as ELIXIR.

We are leading the NFDI4BioDiversity consortium to become part of the National Research Data Infrastructure NFDI.

This page was last updated in November 2019

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