Welcome to Mastering Metagenomics!

Exploring the microbial world with functional metagenomics

Mastering Metagenomics (MM) is an intensive training experience in functional metagenomics, hosted at Yale University. Targeted for  undergraduate students interested in microbiology, and also for guest scientists who desire training in metagenomics, our goals are to create fosmid libraries, and to query existing libraries for interesting functions, like antibiotic resistance or production.  Along the way, students read primary literature, discuss current and future trends in metagenomics, engage in professional development activities, and, finally, present their findings. MM attendees gain practical, hands-on laboratory experience that integrates key aspects of the scientific process.

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Students take the pre-workshop survey: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22FQKL5H9QY/ May 25, 2012  
Students Let Mike Peters know your t-shirt size May 25, 2012  
Students Complete Yale Online Safety Training June 1, 2012  
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  • Video Protocols available upon request to Ashley (ashley dot shade at yale dot edu)
    Posted Jun 25, 2012, 12:06 PM by Ashley Shade
  • 2012 Lectures posted They can be downloaded from the "Protocols and Resources" page, under the "Lectures" folder. Enjoy!
    Posted Jun 12, 2012, 10:46 AM by Ashley Shade
  • Results are in: library sizes Team 1 (Frank) built a library containing 30,000 clones and  1% of these likely have empty vectors.Team 2 (Stephanie and Ricky) built a library containing 10,400 clones ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2012, 11:19 AM by Ashley Shade
  • Fantastic success! Every team built a library! Celebrate!  Holiday!  We are so proud of our students.  At the end of only 6 days, they had built a total of FOUR fosmid metagenomic libraries!  This is a magnificent ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2012, 5:58 AM by Ashley Shade
  • Day 3: infection and packaging! Teams 1 & 2 moved forward with packaging and infection today, while Team 3 repeated the ethanol precipitation, end-repair, isopropanol precipitation, and overnight ligation on their replacement samples.  Kimberly proceeded ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2012, 4:54 AM by Ashley Shade
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