Metagenomics

Argonne partners with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to study Chicago River microbe populationDecember 2, 2013

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are partnering with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to find out the typical sources and distribution of microbial communities in Chicago area waterways.

Predicting the microbial “weather”April 16, 2012

Environmental microbiologist Jack Gilbert heads the Earth Microbiome Project, an initiative to sample and analyze DNA from bacteria, viruses, algae and fungi across the world. Our environment is full of microbes that affect everything from human health to climate change, and these microbes are constantly in flux. One of the project’s goals is to develop models that can predict fluctuations in advance.