Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Lisa Moore publishes new tool for microbial bioinformatics

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Dr. Moore recently coauthored a paper describing a natural language programming application that scans published taxonomic information about microbes and provides output that can be used to study evolutionary relationships among these organisms. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), she and her coauthors have spent the past 5 years developing this tool, with help from undergraduates enrolled in microbiology courses here at USM and at Kenyon College.