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Reverse Ecology: Computational Integration of Genomes, Organisms, and Environments

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Reverse Ecology is the application of genomic approaches to living systems to uncover the genetic bases of functional variation in nature. The revolution in high-throughput DNA sequencing and gene expression technologies redefines the notion of a "model" organism. Interrogation of genomes from animals, plants and microbial communities can identify genetic markers of processes at multiple scales: ecological, physiological, developmental, and transcriptional. The full interpretation of these powerful datasets demands intellectual dialogue between ecosystems ecologists, microbial geneticists, biogeochemists, and computational biologists. The program will train a cohort of Ph.D.s who can apply these technologies creatively to convert genomic and computational power into novel insights of organismal function in nature.

Participating Institution(s):
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Brown University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Ecology & Evolution
Genetics & Genomics

Computational Biology
Ecosystem Science
Microbial Ecology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 3/18/2021
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