PhotoSynLab

Visit to University of Plymouth

Anne stayed with the group of Professor Matthias Futschik at the University of Plymouth in the UK during the last three weeks in order to learn RNAseq analysis with bioinformatic tools such as R. We hope to get better insight into iron acquisition of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 with the research methods Anne learned. Read more about Matthias’ research here.

Conferences 2018

This is a selection of conferences relevant for our lab in 2018:   The 8th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 11 – 13, Seattle, USA The first European Congress on Photosynthesis Research (ePS-1) June 25-28, Uppsala Sweden ePS-Young meeting for PhD students and postdocs June 22-24, Uppsala Sweden 16th International Symposium on Phototropic Prokaryotes (ISPP) August…

Handling sequence files

To merge (concatenate) individual sequence files into one file: cat *.seq > combined.seq To reverse complement the sequences: Save the code below as FileNameOfYourChoice.py from Bio.SeqRecord import SeqRecord def make_rc_record(record): “””Returns a new SeqRecord with the reverse complement sequence.””” return SeqRecord(seq = record.seq.reverse_complement(), \ id = “rc_” + record.id, \ description = “reverse complement”) from Bio import SeqIO # I…