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K-State Cancer Researcher and Colleagues Lead the Way in Ecological Genomics

Thursday October 14, 2010

K-STATE ADVANCES FIELD OF ECOLOGICAL GENOMICS WITH RESEARCH, SYMPOSIUM

A Kansas State University professor’s research and the upcoming Ecological Genomics Symposium continue to make the university a leader in the emerging field of ecological genomics.

Ecological genomics is an integrated field that focuses on how organisms, ecosystems and communities respond to environmental change. It uses genomic technologies, such as gene sequencing and expression analysis, on a wider scale to ask and research ecological questions, said Michael Herman, associate professor of biology.

“We’re working hard to advance this field,” Herman said. “Our long-term goal is to be able to use genomic approaches to better understand ecological interactions.”

Read the whole article from K-State Media Relations.