Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Bowel Eugene Chang, MD (Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology) has partnered with IGSB Core Member Dion Antonopoulos, PhD (IGSB, Argonne) to sequence patient gut contents, containing thousands of different bacterial species, to determine the relationship between specific bacteria and inflammatory bowel disease.

This metagenomics project has been supported by seed funding from the Institute’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Initiative and takes advantage of the next generation sequencing technology within the High-Throughput Genome Analysis Core (HGAC), as well as the computational expertise at Argonne.