Recent research by STRAND member Dr. Brian V Jones with collaborator Dr Lesley Olgivie from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, has outlined the current understanding of the human gut virome. This piece of work, published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, shows how recent developments in high-throughput sequencing technology are allowing researchers to make major breakthroughs in this area.
Despite these breakthroughs, Olgivie & Jones conclude that “Despite the significant advances in our understanding of the gut virome in recent years, it is clear that we remain in a period of discovery and revelation, as new methods and technologies begin to provide deeper understanding of the inherent ecological characteristics of this viral ecosystem.”
This open access article can be seen here, and anyone with an interest in the Human Gut VIrome should contact Dr Brian Jones
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