Biomathematics / Computational Biology Colloquium

Homologous recombination rates of bacteria

Speaker: Edo Kussell, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1314

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Synopsis:

Bacteria can take up DNA from their environment and incorporate it into their genomes using various recombination mechanisms. To quantify recombination rates in different environments requires a robust method that operates efficiently using large scale sequencing datasets. In this talk, I present such a method, based on exact solutions of population genetic models, and apply it in a wide range of bacteria.