Discovery, Development and Bioengineering of Antimicrobial Agents from Filamentous Fungi

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Secondary metabolites are specialized small molecules produced in nature and often possess a variety of biological activities that can be used toward improving our quality of life. These molecules possess exquisite chemical diversity and are often an inspiration for the development of new pharmaceutical agents. We are interested in using a genomics approach for the discovery of new antimicrobial agents from marine-derived fungi. We will use Future System resources as our platform for the de novo assembly of marine-derived fungal genomes. Due to the volume of data, this process requires a large amount of computing power.
Use of FutureSystems
Future Systems will aid in the de novo assembly of marine-derived fungi genomes using Next-Generation Illumina sequencing reads.
Scale of Use
Assembly of fungal genomes will require a few VMs.