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June 26, 2015

Time magazine's Sabrina Toppa wrote a short article about our paper.



June 25, 2015

Our colon cancer microbiome study just out, covered on Science Daily.




May 14, 2015

Lab member Gabe Al-Ghalith won the grand prize best poster award from the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute out of 90 submissions at their annual research exhibition.


May 14, 2015

Our paper describing evidence-supported links between pediatric antibiotic use, dysbiosis, and later risk of disease is out at Cell Host & Microbe.


Here is a free link to download the article for the next 50 days:



April 18, 2015

SourceTracker version 1.0 is now released, and SourceTracker has been moved to


This version now outputs full source predictions for every bug in every source environment. These are saved in a subfolder called "full_results".


Future releases of SourceTracker...

April 18, 2015


Our recent paper on infant fungal microbiomes with Cheryl Gale and Mike Sadowsky's groups is featured on the MSI home page.

March 29, 2015

Please register for the upcoming Microbiome Symposium on April 17th. The theme is "Microbial Diversity and Health." The event is free but we are requiring registration to help with organization and food orders. Here is a link to the registration form:

November 12, 2014

See the updated Knights Lab Bug Collection, a collection of custom-maded clip-art bugs for all to download, share, and use as you wish.

October 10, 2014

Square peg in a round hole? See our treatment of the pros and cons of discrete enterotype analysis in Cell Host & Microbe here.



Classification of the human gut microbiome into distinct types, or “enterotypes,” provides an attractive framework for understanding...

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Dr. Dan Knights is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Biotechnology Institute at the University of Minnesota. The Knights lab models host-microbiome interactions in human disease, with labs in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Knights is a PI with the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.

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