Drown DM. 2019. Digging Up the Dirt Using Rapid Genomic Discovery with Nanopore Sequencing. Technology Networks Webinar.

Antibiotic resistance is a growing health crisis in the US accounting for over 20,000 deaths annually. Identifying specific antibiotic resistant microbes is essential for quick and appropriate treatment.
Environmental bacteria can act as a reservoir of resistance despite a lack of exposure. As the climate changes and permafrost thaws, antibiotic resistant microbes may multiply at an increased rate.

I discuss how nanopore sequencing with the MinION and VolTRAX can uncover:

  • The uncultured reservoir of antimicrobial resistance
  • The link between below-ground microbial communities to above-ground plant health
  • Assess changes in microbial communities in the Arctic and sub-Arctic.

Drown DM. 2019. Rapid genomic discovery using VolTRAX library preparation and Nanopore sequencing. London Calling, Nanopore Community Meeting, London, UK

Drown DM. 2017. Alaskan Soil Resistome: Widespread Antibiotic Resistance in a Permafrost Thaw Gradient. Nanopore Community Meeting, New York City, NY.

Drown DM. 2016. Exploring genomics with a mobile nanopore sequencing laboratory. Nanopore Community Meeting, New York City, NY.