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Swabs to Genomes Class: Results Paper Published

So last Spring quarter Ashley Vater and myself ran a class where we went from abalone feces swabs on the first day, to a draft of a Genome Announcement on the last day… written by the students.  With 16 students in the class we ended up with 10 sequenced/assembled/annotated genomes.  A full description and summary of the class (with a link to all course materials) can be found here.

So that Genome Announcement has finally come out “Draft Genome Sequences of Shewanella sp. Strain UCD-FRSP16_17 and Nine Vibrio Strains Isolated from Abalone Feces”, with all the students listed as authors.  It was a great experience for all concerned, now we need to figure out a way to scale it up and reduce the cost.

Stay tuned because this quarter we’re trying a version that focuses more on basic microbiology (antibiotic resistance) and less on bioinformatics (no genome sequencing).

David Coil

David Coil is a Project Scientist in the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis. David works at the intersection between research, education, and outreach in the areas of the microbiology of the built environment, microbial ecology, and bacterial genomics. Twitter

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