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Vera B

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Genetics

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Infant gut microbiome over time

When we are born, our first microbiomes come from our mother. Then our microbiomes are influenced by the outside environment (including other people). Sharon et al. (2013) has a publicly available metagenomics dataset that contains 11 feacal samples from premature infants during their first month. From this data we can explore how microbial communities change over time.

Evolutionary Game Theory

Some aspects of evolution can be modeled by game theory models, because of interactions between species. We can explore topics in evolutionary game theory, like evolutionary stable strategies, by coding game theory models.

Coding skills

Python, R

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