Article recap: method biases in microbial community profilling of drinking water with 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing

In recent years, 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing has been widely adopted for analyzing microbial communities in drinking water. This has naturally lead to numerous publications relating to the drinking water microbiome. However, microbial analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequencingĀ is associated with inherent biases, and despite the popularity of the method within the field […]

Populating the tree-of-life

  Hi everybody and welcome to my first blog post at AlbertsenĀ Lab. As a newly started PhD student, I have engaged myself with the simple, yet Herculean task of populating the tree-of-life. As most people are aware of, microorganisms are more or less inescapably present in all places of the world — no matter how […]