Folker Meyer Lab

Folker Meyer

University of Chicago
Computation Institute
Research Institute Suite 405
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Building 240
Argonne, IL 60439

Phone: (630) 252-3261

About the Lab

Dr. Meyer builds research software to study microbial communities.

His research interests include microbial ecology, distributed high performance computing and big data. He leads the MG-RAST project, providing what is currently the most widely used metagenomics and metatranscriptomics analysis platform with. MG-RAST has analyzed over 100,000 data sets analyzed in early 2014.

Dr. Meyer is the area lead for microbial community sciences in the Department of Energy (DOE) Systems Biology Knowledgebase project KBase.

In the past he has worked on the GenDB and RAST projects. He is a board member of the Genomics Standards Consortium and a founding member of the Earth Microbiome Project (EMP).

ResearchGate: Folker Meyer
Google scholar: Folker Meyer

Selected Papers

Kyrpides NC, et al. Genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea: sequencing a myriad of type strains
PLoS Biol. 2014 Aug 5. eCollection 2014 Aug.
PMID: 2509381

Handley KM, et al. The complete genome sequence for putative H2 - and S-oxidizer Candidatus Sulfuricurvum sp., assembled de novo from an aquifer-derived metagenome
Environ Microbiol. 2014 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 24628880

Glass EM, et al. MIxS-BE: a MIxS extension defining a minimum information standard for sequence data from the built environment
ISME J. 2014 Jan 8. Epub 2013 Oct 24. No abstract available.
PMID: 24152717

Lab Members


Jared Bischof, M.S.

Jared Bischof, M.S.

Folker Meyer Lab
Senior Software Engineer, Computation Institute, University of Chicago
Folker Meyer

Folker Meyer

Argonne, Core Member, Sr. Fellow,
Computational Biologist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratories
Senior Fellow, Computation Institute, The University of Chicago
(630) 252-3261

Additional Lab Members

  • Jared Bischof, MSc
  • Dan Braithewaite, BSc
  • Mark D'Souza, PhD
  • Wolfgang Gerlach, PhD
  • Elizabeth Glass, PhD
  • Travis Harrison, MSc
  • Adina Chuang Howe, PhD
  • Kevin Keegan, PhD
  • Tobias Paczian, MSc
  • Will Trimble, PhD
  • Wei Tang, PhD
  • Andreas Wilke, MSc
  • Kim Handley
  • Jared Wilkening
  • Hunter Matthews