Metagenomics of Land & Marine Ecosystems

As the costs of next generation sequencing decrease, the pathogen diversity described by virus metagenomes will provide an unbiased guide for subsequent cell-culture and quantitative pathogen analyses, and ensures that highly enriched and relevant pathogens are not neglected in exposure and risk assessments. Metagenomic analyses of viruses and pathogens in land and in marine ecosystems and will contribute in designing and curating appropriate meta-genomic databases focusing on the samples from sentinel sites.