Project A06

A06

Viral Diversity, Viral De Novo Assembly, and Viral Half-Life in Groundwater
Project A06
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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.

Impressions from project A06

Discovery of groundwater biodiversity with long-read genome sequencing (In-house MinION sequencing).

Video: M. Marz (Project A06)

Project Leader

Manja Marz
Manja Marz
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Prof. Dr. Manja Marz

Bioinformatics/High Throughput AnalysisExternal link
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Friedrich Schiller University
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 946480
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Staff

Christian Höner zu Siederdissen
Christian Höner zu Siederdissen
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Dr. Christian Höner zu Siederdissen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Bioinformatics/High Throughput AnalysisExternal link
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Friedrich Schiller University
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 946485
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Stephan Kastner
Stephan Kastner
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Stephan Kastner

Associated Researcher

Bioinformatics/High Throughput AnalysisExternal link
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Friedrich Schiller University
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 946xxx
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Franziska Hufsky
Franziska Hufsky
Image: Augenwerke Fotografie, Nadine Grimm

Dr. Franziska Hufsky

Associated Postdoctoral Researcher

Bioinformatics/High Throughput AnalysisExternal link
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Friedrich Schiller University
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641 946482
e-mail

 

 

Janina Rahlff
Janina Rahlff
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Dr. Janina Rahlff

Associated Researcher

Bioinformatics/High Throughput AnalysisExternal link
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Friedrich Schiller University

Head of Aero-Aquatic Virus Research Group
FLI Jena
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