Mihai Pop leads metagenomic assembly effort for the Human Microbiome Project data sets.

Jun 14, 2012

Mihai Pop led a team of some 25 researchers from UMD, the Baylor College of Medicine, Broad Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, J. Craig Venter Institute, and Los Alamos National Laboratory in conducting a major step in the microbe gene sequencing process known as metagenomic assembly for the Human Microbiome Project. This is featured in two papers in Nature appearing today:

This work has also been featured in a Washington Post article.