Congratulations to Omkar Mohite who third time in a row won an "Best Presentation" award on his #pangenome analysis of Enterobacteria at the Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School in Pisa, Italy in July. He received the great news yesterday after couple of months waiting and he said: Better late than never! :-) Check the details here .
Omkar Mohite won the Genes by MDPI poster prize at the 14th International Symposium on Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms (GIM 2019), held on 8-11 September 2019 in Pisa, Italy. He presented highlights of his work with Dr. Palsson and Dr. Weber on the pangenome analysis of enterobacteria for secondary metabolite gene clusters and their associated gene sets. This approach may provide a better understanding of the natural role of secondary metabolites and obtain clues for biotechnological optimizations for their production through the associated genes. Moreover, 4 more posters were presented at the GIM conference from the DTU's team from the IIMENA project: Charlotte Beck, Tue Jørgensen, Emilia Palazzotto and Yaojun Tong as well as two talks by Tilmann Weber and Kai Blin.
Omkar Mohite won the best poster presentation award at the DTU Bioustain annual seminar on 4-5 September 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is working on the pangenome analysis of a large number of genomes for secondary metabolism with Dr. Palsson and Dr. Weber in our iimena project. In this case, he revealed the potential of enterobacteria to produce diverse secondary metabolites and identifies their putatively associated genes from across the genome.
Today at MEDINA premises in Granada Spain, we had the second annual scientific project meeting with all the partners from the IIMENA project funded by a Challenge Grant of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The meeting allowed the partners to present their latest update on the results from the project as well as the next steps and plans for the years to come.
Version 5 of the second metabolite tool #antiSMASH has been redesigned and extended. The new UI and greatly reduced runtimes make it possible to deliver annotations for bacterial genomes within a few minutes. Furthermore detection rules for clusters encoding #biosynthesis of #acylaminoacids, #betalactones, #RiPPs, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, C-nucleosides, PPY-like ketones and lipolanthines and a direct link to the antiSMASH database . The paper describing the updates has just been published in Nucleic Acids Research antiSMASH 5.0: updates to the secondary metabolite genome mining pipeline
Today at the Center for Biosustainability at DTU premises in Lyngby Denmark, we had a great scientific meeting with all the partners from the IIMENA project funded by a Challenge Grant of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. In the afternoon, we had a Site Visit from representatives from the Novo Nordisk Foundation where we presented the idea and results from the project so far as well as the plans for the years to come.
He recently presented highlights of our work from Genome-scale Metabolic Modeling package of IIMENA project at COBRA conference in Seattle, USA from 14-16 October, 2018. We are developing modeling tools with specific attention towards biosynthesis of secondary metabolites. These tools can add unique value allowing to expand applications of fast growing COBRA methods to improve production of antibiotics. It was very inspiring to listen to talks and poster presentations from some of the leaders in this highly relevant field to his PhD project.