Andy Benson Msu Seminar Notes Supporting tagline
Andy Benson Seminar Notes
Gave presentation at Michigan State University Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Department Seminar on December 3rd, 2012.
Talk was entitled “Assembly of the gut microbiome is shaped by convergence of genetic and environmental factors”
Andy is a professor in the Food Science & Technology Department at the University of Nebraska
See review article by Zhao 2013 in Nature Review Microbiolgy The gut microbiota and obesity: from correlation to causality
Other Papers of Interest include:
Human Microbiome Project Consortium 2012 Nature Paper Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human microbiome
Arumugam et al 2011 Enterotypes of the human gut microbiome
Jia et al 2008 Gut microbiota: a potential new territory for drug targeting
Kuczynski et al 2012 Experimental and analytical tools for studying the human microbiome
Review from Eloe-Fadrosh & Rasko 2013 The Human Microbiome: From Symbiosis to Pathogenesis
Andy specifically referenced tools developed in Curtis Huttenhower’s Lab.
One of the goals of the research is to establish a human gut microbiome gene catalogue through Metagenomic sequencing
Gene by diet interactions were determined in mouse models and they are interested in expanding this study to cover the large amount of data they have on cattle gut microbiomes.
Establishing a limit of detection using metagenomics techniques