The Bacterial Genomics group is part of the Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI), Radboud university medical center (Rumc).
The CMBI is among the largest bioinformatics departments in the Netherlands and produces dozens of high impact peer-reviewed publications each year.
It consists of 4 research groups (lead by: Prof. Gert Vriend, Prof. Martijn Huynen, Prof. Jacob de Vlieg and Dr. Sacha van Hijum) with strong connections with the NBiC (Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre; center of excellence and the largest bioinformatics cluster in the Netherlands). Focus is on the bioinformatics analysis of genomes of bacteria.
The CMBI activities in the consortium focus on:
- Genome sequencing and assembly
- Comparative genomics
- Gene-trait matching
- Creating a genome database
All in relation to exploration and exploitation of the enormous microbial diversity that is found in Nature.