Tagged: whole genome sequencing

Monday Micro – whole genome sequencing untangles the history of leprosy - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jun 17, 2013

As David Winter sets out to blog about the exciting Tuatara sequencing project, just in time for Monday Micro comes news that scientists have used sequencing to untangle a little more of the history of leprosy. Just in case you need reminding, leprosy*, also known as Hansen’s disease, is caused by the extremely … Read More

SciFund Challenge – Target achieved! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles May 20, 2012

Glowing bacteria attract over $3000 for science in 15 days! For those who don’t know, this month I am taking part in the SciFund Challenge, raising money for my research using the RocketHub crowdfunding platform. My project, Evolution in Action, involves studying how infectious microbes evolve to cause disease and I am raising money to sequence the … Read More

An outbreak of crowdsourcing - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jun 09, 2011

Those familiar with my ‘infectious thoughts’ will know that I’m following the deadly European E. coli outbreak with great interest. Earlier this week, it was announced that the genome of the culprit strain had been sequenced by BGI (formally the Beijing Genomics Institute) in collaboration with the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf. A really interesting development has been release of … Read More