Functional Metagenomic Selections for Antibiotic Resistance Gene Profiling

Eric van der Helm (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations



Enhance your antibiotic resistance gene research by attending this hands-on workshop! This course will enable you to:
Functional metagenomic selections are non-culture based method for resistome profiling from specimens that might be difficult or impossible to culture. This workshop will introduce the functional metagenomic selections as a tool to identify known and novel antibiotic resistance gene from complex clinical and environmental communities. Hands-on instructions will be provided on free analysis resources, which attendees will use to run on their computer. We will explore the options for antibiotic resistance gene annotations, showing participant how they can broadly annotate hundreds of antibiotic resistance genes from different data input and preform detailed BLAST analysis in CARD, Resfam and Pfam. Such skills are of interest to ASM attendees who wish to understand clinical and environmental reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes.
Period1 Jun 2017
Event titleAmerican Society for Microbiology 2017: ASM Microbe
Event typeConference
LocationNew Orleans, United States
Degree of RecognitionInternational