Z3

Next generation sequencing applications for studying metaorganisms

The main purpose of the Z3-project is to provide a standardized central hub for next generation sequencing(NGS)-based applications among CRC 1182 projects. This includes the metagenomic analysis of host-associated microbial communities, bacterial genome sequencing and the individual transcriptomic analysis of both hosts and microbes.

The metagenomic sequencing will be provided on two levels:
(i) bacterial community profiling based on 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing and
(ii) functional (shotgun) metagenomics.

Transcriptomic analyses will be provided using standardized RNAseq protocols using different RNA purification methods. The technical sequence assessment will be performed using the NGS infrastructure at the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology.

The main goal of the project is to maintain a high level of standardization to ensure comparability between the diverse data sets generated by the CRC 1182. Further, the Z3 project will closely monitor the most current technical advances in the field and provide these to the CRC 1182, when possible.

Researchers

Prof. Dr. John Baines

Principal Investigator
Kiel University Institute for Experimental Medicine Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Jan Schubert

Technician
Kiel University Institute for Experimental Medicine

Publications

2018

The antibiotic resistome and microbiota landscape of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan in Germany.

Häsler R, Kautz C, Rehman A, Podschun R, Gassling V, Brzoska P, Sherlock J, Gräsner JT, Hoppenstedt G, Schubert S, Ferlinz A, Lieb W, Laudes M, Heinsen FA, Scholz J, Harmsen D, Franke A, Eisend S, Kunze T, Fickenscher H, Ott S, Rosenstiel P, Schreiber S (2018); Microbiome. 6(1):37. doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0414-7

Low-level mitochondrial heteroplasmy modulates DNA replication, glucose metabolism and lifespan in mice.

Hirose M, Schilf P, Gupta Y, Zarse K, Künstner A, Fähnrich A, Busch H, Yin J, Wright MN, Ziegler A, Vallier M, Belheouane M, Baines JF, Tautz D, Johann K, Oelkrug R, Mittag J, Lehnert H, Othman A, Jöhren O, Schwaninger M, Prehn C, Adamski J, Shima K, Rupp J, Häsler R, Fuellen G, Köhling R, Ristow M, Ibrahim SM (2018); Sci Rep. 8(1):5872. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24290-6

Exposure to the gut microbiota drives distinct methylome and transcriptome changes in intestinal epithelial cells during postnatal development.

Pan WH, Sommer F, Falk-Paulsen M, Ulas T, Best P, Fazio A, Kachroo P, Luzius A, Jentzsch M, Rehman A, Müller F, Lengauer T, Walter J, Künzel S, Baines JF, Schreiber S, Franke A, Schultze JL, Bäckhed F, Rosenstiel P (2018); Genome Med. 10(1):27. doi: 10.1186/s13073-018-0534-5

The evolution of ecological facilitation within mixed-species biofilms in the mouse gastrointestinal tract.

Lin XB, Wang T, Stothard P, Corander J, Wang J, Baines JF, Knowles SCL, Baltrūnaitė L, Tasseva G, Schmaltz R, Tollenaar S, Cody LA, Grenier T, Wu W, Ramer-Tait AE, Walter J (2018); ISME J. doi: 10.1038/s41396-018-0211-0

The antibiotic resistome and microbiota landscape of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan in Germany.

Häsler R, Kautz C, Rehman A, Podschun R, Gassling V, Brzoska P, Sherlock J, Gräsner J T, Hoppenstedt G, Schubert S, Ferlinz A, Lieb W, Laudes M, Heinsen F A, Scholz J, Harmsen D, Franke A, Eisend S, Kunze T, Fickenscher H, Ott S, Rosenstiel P, Schreiber S (2018); Microbiome., 6(1):37. doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0414-7

2017

Application of the distance-based F test in an mGWAS investigating β diversity of intestinal microbiota identifies variants in SLC9A8 (NHE8) and 3 other loci.

Rühlemann M C, Degenhardt F, Thingholm L B, Wang J, Skiecevičienė J, Rausch P, Hov J R, Lieb W, Karlsen T H, Laudes M, Baines J F, Heinsen F A, Franke A (2017); Gut Microbes., 8:55. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2017.1356979

FeaturedThe resilience of the intestinal microbiota influences health and disease.

Sommer F, Anderson J M, Bharti R, Raes J, Rosenstiel P (2017); Nat Rev Microbiol., doi: 10.1038/nrmicro.2017.58

FeaturedEfficacy of Sterile Fecal Filtrate Transfer for Treating Patients With Clostridium difficile Infection. Gastroenterology.

Ott S J, Waetzig G H, Rehman A, Moltzau-Anderson J, Bharti R, Grasis J A, Cassidy L, Tholey A, Fickenscher H, Seegert D, Rosenstiel P, Schreiber S (2017); Gastroenterology, 152(4):799-811.e7. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.11.010

2016

FeaturedEnterococcus hirae and Barnesiella intestinihominis Facilitate Cyclophosphamide-Induced Therapeutic Immunomodulatory Effects.

Daillère R, Vétizou M, Waldschmitt N, Yamazaki T, Isnard C, Poirier-Colame V, Duong C P, Flament C, Lepage P, Roberti M P, Routy B, Jacquelot N, Apetoh L, Becharef S, Rusakiewicz S, Langella P, Sokol H, Kroemer G, Enot D10, Roux A, Eggermont A, Tartour E, Johannes L, Woerther P L, Chachaty E, Soria J C, Golden E, Formenti S, Plebanski M, Madondo M, Rosenstiel P, Raoult D, Cattoir V, Boneca I G, Chamaillard M, Zitvogel L (2016); Immunity., 45(4):931-943. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2016.09.009

FeaturedGenome-wide association analysis identifies variation in vitamin D receptor and other host factors influencing the gut microbiota.

Wang J, Thingholm L B, Skiecevičienė J, Rausch P, Kummen M, Hov J R, Degenhardt F, Heinsen F A, Rühlemann M C, Szymczak S, Holm K, Esko T, Sun J, Pricop-Jeckstadt M, Al-Dury S, Bohov P, Bethune J, Sommer F, Ellinghaus D, Berge R K, Hübenthal M, Koch M, Schwarz K, Rimbach G, Hübbe P, Pan W H, Sheibani-Tezerji R, Häsler R, Rosenstiel P, D’Amato M, Cloppenborg-Schmidt K, Künzel S, Laudes M, Marschall H U, Lieb W, Nöthlings U, Karlsen T H, Baines J F, Franke A (2016); Nat Genet., 48(11):1396-1406. doi: 10.1038/ng.3695

Epithelial IL-23R Signaling Licenses Protective IL-22 Responses in Intestinal Inflammation.

Aden K, Rehman A, Falk-Paulsen M, Secher T, Kuiper J, Tran F, Pfeuffer S, Sheibani-Tezerji R, Breuer A, Luzius A, Jentzsch M, Häsler R, Billmann-Born S, Will O, Lipinski S, Bharti R, Adolph T, Iovanna J L, Kempster S L, Blumberg R S, Schreiber S, Becher B, Chamaillard M, Kaser A, Rosenstiel P (2016); Cell Rep., 16(8):2208-18. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.07.054

The native microbiome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans: Gateway to a new host-microbiome model.

Dirksen P, Marsh SA, Braker I, Heitland N, Wagner S, Nakad R, Mader S, Petersen C, Kowallik V, Rosenstiel P C, Felix M A, Schulenburg H (2016); BMC Biology, 14:38. doi:10.1186/s12915-016-0258-1