We study microbial communities using shotgun metagenomics and amplicon sequencing and develop methodology for enhancing such studies.
The activities of complex microbial communities shape our planet and affect the health of the humans. In our group we employ metagenomics and taxonomic marker gene sequencing to explore patterns of microbial diversity and reconstruct genomes and metabolic pathways of microbes in environments ranging from the Baltic Sea to the rumen of Moose. We also develop molecular and bioinformatics tools for enhancing the information output from such studies. An introduction to metagenomics and amplicon sequencing can be found here.