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Introduction to Microbiome Data Science 微生物数据科学

Explore the Microbial Diversity Inside and Around Us: Introduction to Microbiome Data Science 人体和人居环境微生物组学探索 Lecturer: Fangqiong Ling, Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis Students: middle school and high school students. Our bodies and the environment surrounding us are not sterile. Trillions of bacterial cells strive in and on our bodies. These microorganisms help us acquire nutrients, fight pathogens, train our immune system, and are essentially part of our “microbial self”. A lot of new understandings about these microbiomes are gained from studies enabled by DNA sequencing and advanced data analytics. In this class, we will learn to analyze DNA sequencing data from the Human Microbiome Project, through which theories about microbial phylogeny and practice of R and python-based visualization are introduced. After the class, you will gain basic understandings of the microbiome science and become familiar with methods behind new venture opportunities in the bioinformatics domain. Lecture 1 (1/12). Introduction to microbiome science. Lecture 2 (1/19). Methods to study microbial ecology. Lecture 3 (2/2). Statistical methods to visualize microbiome patterns. Lecture 4 (2/6), Lab tour at Washington University. What does a microbiome research lab look like? Lecture 5 (2/16). Statistical methods to visualize microbiome patterns. Lecture 6 (2/23). Data visualization with R. Lecture 7 (3/1). Data visualization with R. Lecture 8. (3/8). Class activity: experimental design. 凌方穹博士现在圣路易斯华盛顿大学任能源环境与化工系任助理教授,主要从事环境微生物生态学研究,擅长于通过结合实地采样,基因测序,以及大数据分析,探究环境系统中的微生物生态学机理。凌方穹2008年于清华大学获得环境科学与工程学士学位,2011年,2016年于伊利诺伊大学厄巴纳香槟分校获得环境工程硕士,博士学位。2016年至2018年于麻省理工大学生物工程系进行博士后工作。目前凌方穹还兼任圣路易斯华盛顿大学计算机科学与工程系助理教授。 Dr. Fangqiong Ling is an Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering and holds a courtesy appointment at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr. Ling's research explores the diversity of microorganisms models their interactions with the environment and each other. To achieve this goal, a suite of tools such as fieldwork, DNA sequencing, and analysis of large data sets are involved. Dr. Ling received her Bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University in 2008, and her master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She completed postdoctoral research at Massachusetts of Institute of Technology prior to joining Washington University.

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