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Author Archives: Thomas Haverkamp
One of my side projects deals with the gut microbiota of Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua). In 2014 we published a pilot experiment on this where we sequenced the 16S rRNA to get a taxonomical overview of the microbial gut content … Continue reading
The statement that antibiotics are addictive is of course nonsense, but my experiences with this type of medicine gives me often a different feeling. I will explain why… and get rid of some frustration on the way… I got my … Continue reading
At the moment I am processing quite a few bacterial genome assemblies that I created for various Thermotogae species. I am comparing assemblies created by CLC, Velvet and the latest SPAdes assembler with REAPR. Both CLC and Velvet were set … Continue reading
The reason for this post is that in my current project I need to identify prophages in Thermotogales genomes. Prophages are phages /virusses that are integrated into the genome of their host, in our case Bacteria. To check if our … Continue reading
This photo was taken in the Vigeland park, Oslo on the 7th of june, 2013. It is one of my favourites due to the high contrast, the sun radiating in the trees and the long shadows in the foreground. The … Continue reading
Today I am writing a rant here since I am quite fed up.
The reason for this post is the following: A paper on which I am a co-author was recently accepted for publication in the journal BMC bioinformatics, after being rejected in BMC genomics since our paper was not suitable for that journal. It’s a bioinformatics tools to analyze big blast files, so that is not bad at all. Such news is wonderful, and as a young scientist these are the moments you work for.
So what is making me fed up? Continue reading
In my current postdoc I work on genome analysis of multiple thermophilic bacteria belonging to the phylum Thermotogae. The data for such analyses comes from DNA shotgun sequencing. A technique were DNA chains are broken up in many small pieces … Continue reading