That was fun! We took the 200-lvl microbiology course to have a look at the waste-water treatment plant in Bromley. Many thanks Adam for being a great tour guide.
Also, the gorgeous weather helped to enjoy the sight. It was a lot less smelly than I imagined.
Woah - so it did work out in the end - together with the group of Christian Ahrens, Agroscope, Switzerland, we had a beautiful study accepted in Nucleic acid research. The preprint can be found here: "Pushing the limits of de novo genome assembly for complex prokaryotic genomes harboring very long, near identical repeats." BioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/300186
Thanks for the great collaboration Christian!