CFB - Metagenomic Systems Biology

Former organisational unit. 14/02/2014.


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Metagenomics is a powerful approach to study the genes and genomes of all microbes in an ecological niche where the microbial DNA from an entire sample gets extracted and sequenced. From such data, the presence of genes of both culturable and unculturable microbes can be deduced and even entire genomes can be reconstructed.

Accessing this previously untapped source of genetic and biochemical diversity is extremely attractive in the context of microbial cell factories. It allows the recovery of new pathways, genes and chemistries from the unknown - dramatically expanding the biochemical abilities of the microbial production platforms.

The section is headed by Professor Søren Brunak.


Contact information

Fremtidsvej 3
  • Phone: +45 4525 8000
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  • Nature

    ISSNs: 0028-0836, 1758-678X, 0028-0836

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1061-403, 1476-4687

    Nature Publishing Group, United Kingdom

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • P L o S One

    ISSNs: 1932-6203

    Public Library of Science, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 1.395 SNIP 1.044, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Indexed in DOAJ

    Central database


  • Genome Biology (Online Edition)

    ISSNs: 1474-760X, 1465-6906, 1474-7596

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1474-7596

    BioMed Central Ltd., United Kingdom

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 9.86 SNIP 2.475, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Indexed in DOAJ

    Central database


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