Dr. Cheryl P. Andam is an Assistant Professor on Microbial Ecology at the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, USA was in the country from July 10 to August 8, 2017 as a Balik Scientist Program awardee hosted by the Philippine Genome Center.
Balik Scientist Program (BSP) awardee, Dr. Cheryl P. Andam shares her time and expertise with research specialists and graduate students at UP Manila for the seminar “Horizontal gene transfer within and between microbial species”.
The Philippine Genome Center welcomes Dr. Cheryl P. Andam, an expert on microbial genomics and Assistant Professor on Microbial Ecology at the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, USA.
Held usually at 3:30pm on Fridays, TGIF discussions are informal talks on current scientific topics and events.
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is an important evolutionary process that allows the spread of innovations between distantly related organisms. In this webinar, I will present recent findings on the process, driving factors and impacts of HGT in light of recent developments in next-generation sequencing approaches. I will discuss examples of HGT within species, between species and between microbial communities, and how these gene exchange networks drive the genetic and phenotypic diversity of microbes in nature and clinical settings