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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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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…

Microbial Advent Calendar 2k18 – House Arrest

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Twentieth Microbial Advent Calendar! Can you believe it? Today we have a look at another insect-bacteria symbiosis: the rice weevil. We saw this month that insect often establish symbiosis with bacteria. Symbiotic bacteria can play important roles in the life of insects affecting their reproduction, complementing their diet, increasing their resistance…

Microbial Advent Calendar 2k18 – Blood feast

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We continue the Microbial Advent Calendar with Leeches, and of course, they have bacteria to help them digest blood! Before continuing any further we have to take a mandatory Wes Anderson's Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou stop. Please enjoy the gif on your right. Now we can proceed. Like many…
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…