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Here you will find a collection of ideas, data fiddling, explorations and other notes on bioinformatics and more generally about host-microbe interactions.

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Microtalk series and their flyers

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On July 15th, I will be presenting my work at a local Microbiology series in the Texas Medical Center. This series is called "MicroTalks" and organized by the local chapter of the American Society of Microbiology. I am helping to organize this talk series, mainly by doing the poster/flyer accompanying…

New spotlight – The Devil is in the Microbial details

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I am happy to share my latest writing product, a spotlight for Molecular cell called: "The Devil Is in the Microbial Genetic Details" you can access it here for free for the next few weeks. This short text highlight the work of Zeevi et al., which shows that variations in gene…

A review of 2018

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While I was enjoying the most hipster Saturday afternoon, in an old gas station refurbished into a coffee shop named Retrospect, I thought the name was appropriate to write a short review of the past year. I thought this would be an interesting writing exercise. 2018 started from the side of a…

Microbial Advent Calendar 2k18 – Worm Model

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This will be the last Microbial Advent Calendar of the season. Today we will in the most biased way, highlight one of the best host-microbe association models we can currently work with. I am talking about the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. This is a fascinating system, both by its history and its ease…
Comparing genomes of 600 Helicobacter pylori
Let's compare many genomes of the same bacteria and see what comes out.

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Bio-informatic[PwD] H. pylori
November 14, 2017

[Playing with Data] 607 pylori part III: Start digging

Hello Folks, it's been a while! I thought it would be time to continue this big Helicobacter pylori genomes experiment and keep the blog going on. We left with the previous post on preparing the data for our analyses. The main next step will be re-annotating all the genomes in…