This workshop aims at promoting discussions and collaborations between biologists (modelers), computer scientists and applied-mathematicians involved in metagenomics and/or metatranscriptomics studies, either in the bioinformatics or statistical aspects of such analysis.
Christopher Quince, University of Glasgow
Alex L. Mitchell, EBI
Martin Lindner, Robert Koch Institute and 4-Antibody
Metagenomics studies refer to analyses based on high-throughput sequencing of environmental samples and microbial ecosystems. Both marker-gene (16S, 18S, ITS, …) and whole-genome strategies will be adressed to cover a wide array of question ranging from quantifying the microbial diversity in order to find structuring factors to assessing the functional role of microbial communities.
The workshop will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art methods currently used in metaomics including comparative metagenomics and metatranscriptomics. At the other end of the spectrum, case-studies will illustrate how these methods produce insightful biological knowledge.
The program of this workshop will consist mainly of presentations of refereed papers (30 minutes) and invited talks (50 minutes). Contributions are welcomed on all aspects about bioinformatics and statistical analyses of metaomics datasets, including, but not limited to:
* new methods, tools or pipelines involved in the characterisation of microbial diversity,
* original methods for taxonomical assignment,
* data reduction,
* comparative metaomics,
* models for community assembly,
* challenges for tackling the complexity of metaomics datasets.
Please send the abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org
All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. Submitted abstracts should not exceed 2 pages including bibliography.
Abstracts must be written and presented in English. They may describe work that has already been published or that is simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings.
The worskhop is free of registration fees but registration still mandatory through the registration form (to come) available at
Registration will close on October 1st.
Submission Deadline (abstract): September 6th 2015
Notification: September 14th 2015
Registration deadline : October 1st 2015
Workshop Date: October 6th 2015
Anne-Laure Abraham, INRA/MICALIS, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Valentin Loux, INRA/MaIAGE, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Mahendra Mariadassou, INRA/MaIAGE, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Eduardo Rocha, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Sophie Schbath, INRA/MaIAGE, Jouy-en-Josas, France
The workshop is supported by the metaprogramme “Metaomics of Microbial Ecosystems (M2E)” from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Institut Pasteur.