DATE: Friday, September 28, 2018 TIME: 2:30 pm (refreshments at 2:15 pm) PLACE: ENR building, room 223 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ
Department of biochemistry, microbiology and bioinformatics, Université Laval
Bioaerosols microbiota: challenges and promises
Bioaerosol research is booming with the development of next-generation sequencing and high-volume sampling tools coupled with powerful bioinformatic methods. However, the methods used should be used with caution because several steps may include bias in the results and provide a portrait of biodiversity that does not perfectly represent the reality. This presentation will offer several examples of advances in standardization of molecular methods as well as examples of problems encountered in bacterial, fungal and viral boaerosols study.