“I am very happy to announce that Dr. Joseph Byrum will be joining our Scientific and Industry Advisory Board. I have personally known Joe for 9 years and during that time he has led his R&D organizations to win global analytics competitions (the InfORMS Edelman Award in 2015 followed by the ANA Genius Award in 2016). As the Chief Data Scientist for one of the most respected financial firms in the industry, he again is pushing his organization to use Data Science and AI to impact the company’s performance as evidenced by his team being named to the Drexel LeBow Analytics Top 50. Joe brings several decades of Big Agriculture experience to MicroMGx (both R&D and market) and will undoubtedly contribute greatly to our entrepreneurial funding efforts, our bioinformatics, and to our Ag industry insight.
Actinobacteria is a phylum of Gram-positive bacteria with high guanine and cytosine content in their DNA. Although understood primarily as soil bacteria, they might be more abundant in freshwaters. Considered to be one of the most prolific producers of natural products.
Bacteria are single celled microbes. The cell structure is simpler than that of other organisms as there is no nucleus or membrane bound organelles. Instead their control centre containing the genetic information is contained in a single loop of DNA.
A biological system is a complex network of biologically relevant entities. As biological organization spans several scales, examples of biological systems are populations of organisms, or on the organ- and tissue scale in mammals and other animals, the circulatory system, the respiratory system, the nervous system, etc.
On the micro- to the nanoscopic scale, examples of biological systems are cells, organelles, macromolecular complexes and regulatory pathways.
High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC; formerly referred to as high-pressure liquid chromatography), is a technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify, and quantify each component in a mixture. It relies on pumps to pass a pressurized liquid solvent containing the sample mixture through a column filled with a solid adsorbent material.
Mass Spectrometry (MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that helps identify the amount and type of chemicals present in a sample by measuring the mass-to-charge ratio and abundance of gas-phase ions.
Metabolites are the intermediates and products of metabolism. The term metabolite is usually restricted to small molecules. Metabolites have various functions, including fuel, structure, signaling, stimulatory and inhibitory effects on enzymes, catalytic activity of their own (usually as a cofactor to an enzyme), defense, and interactions with other organisms (e.g. pigments, odorants, and pheromones).