This laboratory focuses on the smallest organisms on the planet, the bacteria and the archaea, which represent the largest reservoir of biodiversity on Earth, drive the life-sustaining biogeochemical cycles, and cause or control diseases in humans, animals, and plants. The lab's scientific interests are at the interface of microbial ecology with engineering and computational biology. The long-term goals of our research is to broaden understanding of the genetic and metabolic diversity of the microorganisms and to explore this biodiversity for biotechnological applications. To this end, the lab employs cutting-edge and develop new computational (aka bioinformatics) as well as wet-laboratory approaches (aka metagenomics, proteomics, genetics, etc) of both natural (e.g., freshwater, marine and soil) as well as engineered (e.g., bioremediation-related) microbial communities.

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  • Low Richness -- Set 2 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-02-03)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • All Complete Bacterial and Archeal Genomes -- Set 6 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-02-03)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • All Complete Bacterial and Archeal Genomes -- Set 7 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-02-03)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • All Complete Bacterial and Archeal Genomes -- Set 3 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-02-03)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • Low Richness -- Set 1 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-02-03)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • Escherichia Genomes -- Set 2 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-02-03)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • All Complete Bacterial and Archeal Genomes -- Set 2 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-01-31)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • Escherichia Genomes -- Set 6 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-01-31)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • Escherichia Genomes -- Set 5 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-01-31)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • Escherichia Genomes -- Set 4 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-01-31)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • Escherichia Genomes -- Set 1 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-01-31)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • All Complete Bacterial and Archeal Genomes -- Set 5 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-01-31)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • All Complete Bacterial and Archeal Genomes -- Set 4 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-01-31)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...
  • All Complete Bacterial and Archeal Genomes -- Set 1 

    Konstantinidis, Kostas; Rodriguez, Luis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-01-31)
    Motivation: Determining the fraction of the diversity within a microbial community sampled and the amount of sequencing required to cover the total diversity represent challenging issues for metagenomics studies. Due to ...