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Casey Bergman

University of Manchester
Faculty of Life Sciences
Oxford Road
Manchester, Greater Manchest M13 9PT
United Kingdom


Taxa Studied: Prokaryotes, Invertebrate Animals, Other, Saccharomyces yeasts
Techniques Employed: 454 Pyrosequencing, Solexa (Illumina) Sequencing, SOLiD Sequencing, Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, Other, Data and text mining
Research Description: The Bergman Lab uses diverse computational methods to better understand the interplay between genome structure, function and evolution. Our work capitalizes on the growing number of complete and draft genome sequences available in the last decade. The basic rationale underlying research in the lab is that evolutionary processes have encoded functional and historical signals in genomes that can be decoded using computational and statistical methods. Using in silico techniques, we aim to infer the mechanistic and evolutionary forces that have shaped modern genomes over long periods of time in their natural environments. This inferential approach complements classical experimental methods in biology, and has the potential to reveal deep insights into biological processes that are not possible using in vitro or in vivo methods.
Lab Web Page: http://bergmanlab.smith.man.ac.uk/
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: YES
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