Thea
Van Rossum
Position: 
PhD candidate
Simon Fraser University
British Columbia
tva4@sfu.ca
Research area/interests: 
The effect of anthropogenic contamination on environmental and host-associated microbial communities, and its potential to inform novel biomonitoring. Particular interest in bioinformatic methods, reference-free techniques and data analysis.
Researcher type: 
Academic
Microbiome sites of interest: 
Animal microbiome
Environmental microbiome
Skin
Freshwater environment
Mining
Notable technologies or other expertise: 
Bioinformatics
Types of microbiome analyses: 
16S sequencing
Viral capsid sequencing
Viral sequencing
Bacterial sequencing
Shotgun metagenomics