Folker Meyer
Section of Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine (Part-Time)


MS1996Bielefeld University, GermanyComputer Science
PhD2002Bielefeld University, GermanyBioinformatics

Academic Interests

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 which has been used to analyze over 130,000 data sets (as of 2014).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).

Representative Publications

  1. Wilke A, Bischof J, Harrison T, Brettin T, D'Souza M, Gerlach W, Matthews H, Paczian T, Wilkening J, Glass EM, Desai N, Meyer F.A RESTful API for Accessing Microbial Community Data for MG-RAST. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Jan 8;11(1):e1004008.
  2. Gonçalves Fda C, Schneider N, Pinto FO, Meyer FS, Visioli F, Pfaffenseller B, Lopez PL, Passos EP, Cirne-Lima EO, Meurer L, Paz AH.Intravenous vs intraperitoneal mesenchymal stem cells administration: What is the best route for treating experimental colitis? World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Dec 28;20(48):18228-39.
  3. Field D, Sterk P, Kottmann R, De Smet JW, Amaral-Zettler L, Cochrane G, Cole JR, Davies N, Dawyndt P, Garrity GM, Gilbert JA, Glöckner FO, Hirschman L, Klenk HP, Knight R, Kyrpides N, Meyer F, Karsch-Mizrachi I, Morrison N, Robbins R, San Gil I, Sansone S, Schriml L, Tatusova T, Ussery D, Yilmaz P, White O, Wooley J, Caporaso G.Genomic standards consortium projects.Stand Genomic Sci. 2014 Feb 15;9(3):599-601
  4. Handley KM, Bartels D, O'Loughlin EJ, Williams KH, Trimble WL, Skinner K, Gilbert JA, Desai N, Glass EM, Paczian T, Wilke A, Antonopoulos D, Kemner KM, Meyer F.The complete genome sequence for putative H2- and S-oxidizer Candidatus Sulfuricurvum sp., assembled de novo from an aquifer-derived metagenome.Environ Microbiol. 2014 Nov;16(11):3443-62
  5. Young VB, Raffals LH, Huse SM, Vital M, Dai D, Schloss PD, Brulc JM, Antonopoulos DA, Arrieta RL, Kwon JH, Reddy KG, Hubert NA, Grim SL, Vineis JH, Dalal S, Morrison HG, Eren AM, Meyer F, Schmidt TM, Tiedje JM, Chang EB, Sogin ML.Multiphasic analysis of the temporal development of the distal gut microbiota in patients following ileal pouch anal anastomosis. Microbiome. 2013 Mar 4;1(1):9

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