Understanding diverse microbial communities: An interview with A. Murat Eren (Meren) | The Molecular Ecologist

Understanding diverse microbial communities: An interview with A. Murat Eren (Meren) | The Molecular Ecologist
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Soon after A. Murat Eren (known as Meren) came to the MBL’s Bay Paul Center as a postdoctoral scientist in 2011, he began turning heads with his creative, computation-based approaches to visualizing and discovering microbial diversity. Today, Meren is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, an MBL Fellow, and a faculty member in the MBL Strategies and Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structures (STAMPS) course, which begins this week.

Writing for the “Molecular Ecologist,” Kelle Freel presents a Q & A with Meren that touches on his “interesting, eclectic” background, his values, and his scientific goals. Read more …

Source: Understanding diverse microbial communities: An interview with A. Murat Eren (Meren) | The Molecular Ecologist

Figure 4. Eren et al., 2015. PeerJ.