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.
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 with a strong methodological component will illustrate how and when these methods are useful and how they produce new biological knowledge. This includes studies that investigate the shortcomings of mature or novel methods (e.g. for clustering, inference of co-occurrence networks, detection of certain types of interaction between taxa, etc) in real life settings.
The program of this workshop will consist mainly of presentations of refereed papers (30 minutes) and invited talks (50 minutes). A session for PhD students/postdoctoral fellows will be also organized. 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,
- Metagenomics/metatranscriptomics assembly,
- data reduction,
- comparative metaomics,
- models for community assembly,
- inference of co-occurrence/abundance patterns,
- challenges for tackling the complexity of metaomics datasets.
Note that this workshop focuses mainly on methodological aspects of metagenomics and is not dedicated to bioanalyse result presentations.
There is no registration fee to attend the RCAM worskhop but for security reason and room capacity, the registration is mandatory. For this, fill the registration form before September 15, 2019.
Submission Deadline : September 4, 2019
Notification: September 9, 2019
Workshop Date: September 30 - October 1, 2019. The worskop will start at 10:00am on Monday and will end at 1pm on Tuesday.