Our goal is to develop better metagenomic binning by origin species of fragments of sequenced environmental DNA.

Bacterial microbiomes of incredible complexity are found throughout the world, from exotic marine locations to the soil in our yards to within our very guts. With recent advances in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, we have vastly greater quantities of microbial genome data, but the nature of environmental samples is such that DNA from different species are mixed together. Here, we study the task of identifying the origin species of DNA sequencing reads by bringing low-density hashing to metagenomic binning, enabling quick and accurate binning.

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