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Rob Edwards’ bioinformatics lab at San Diego State University is all about decoding life’s best kept secrets. These secrets are encoded, as you must have already guessed, in genomes of bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes and the viruses that infect them.

We use all kinds of computers, from clusters to cell phones, to solve the most unsolvable computational problems that help us better understand biology.

We are funded by the National Science Foundation to explore phage genomes, to explore phage metagenomes (and the unknown genes in them), and to explore the connection of genotype to phenotype in microbial genomes.

Rob has collaborations all over the world, and has taught in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The Department of Education through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and the Brazilian Ministry of Education (FIPSE-CAPES) funded our marine sciences course in Brazil and the US.

Rob has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, and given an equal number of talks. A short biography about Rob describes his background, and his CV has more information. You can contact Rob for more information.

Lab highlights

Read more about Rob’s work and see what we do

Sailing the Viromic Seas

CrAssphage

Sequencing on the boat