Groundwater serves as drinking water. Drinking water should be nonpathogenic, but each year we are faced with outbreaks originating from viruses in groundwater or surface water. Project A06 aims to show (i) that groundwater harbors one or two orders of magnitude more viruses than currently detected; (ii) a correlation between the bacterial and viral community and their nucleic adid modification signature; (iii) that viruses are infective without the host for more than two months; (iv) direct virus-host interaction; and to (v) develop a high-throughput pipeline for multiple bacteria simultaneously.
Dr. Akash Srivastava
Associated Postdoctoral Researcher
Bioinformatics/High Throughput Analysis
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Friedrich Schiller University
Affiliated with the Department of Neurology, University Hospital Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 656828