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Mining Bacterial Genomes to Improve Human Health
Please join the Wet Lab for the next Citizen Science Lecture at the La Jolla Riford Library presented by Jie Li, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. Abstract: Ever-growing DNA sequencing technologies in the post-genomics era have enabled us to unlock bacterial genetic information that was previously hidden. New insights range from what antibiotics the bacteria can produce, on which biological target(s) those antibiotics will act, and how virulent molecules are produced by some pathogens. These aspects will be discussed in this seminar, along with some of the ways that bacterial genomes are mined to ultimately benefit human health.

La Jolla Library

7555 Draper Ave. · La Jolla, CA 92037, CA

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The Wet Lab is San Diego’s independent community of professional and citizen scientists brought together by our interest in using biology and biotechnology to make the world a better place. Through knowledge sharing, collaboration, and community engagement we aim to make scientific discovery accessible to everyone from all walks of life. We bring cutting edge discoveries to the public through our Citizen Science Lecture Series and hands-on Bio-Tech Workshops at the San Diego Public Library. Whether you are an independent researcher, biohacker, citizen scientist, or a curious member of the public, you will find something to interest you at The Wet Lab.

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