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Next Generation Bioinformatics Tools for Microbiome Research

19 May 2023

APC and SeqBiome are proud to host the 2023 meeting, Next Generation Bioinformatics Tools for Microbiome Research on June 7th in the Aula Maxima in UCC

With speakers from UCC, MTU, UG, UCD, Universities & Institutes of Helsinki, Turku, Crete, Budapest & Madrid

Topics covered include AI, data integration, long reads, new tools, databases & statistical methods

Register here


Full programme below:


Time Speaker Affiliation Title
9.40-10.00 Marcus Claesson University College Cork Welcome & Introduction
10.00-10.20 Katri Korpela University of Helsinki Impact of data compositionality on detection of microbiota responses
10.20-10.40 Francesca Bottacini MTU     Making the most of long reads for the analysis of bacteriomes and their mobile genetic elements
10.40-11.00 James Butler University College Cork Generative AI for Microbiome - Current Progress and Future Potential
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break    
11.30-11.50 Kardokh KakaBra University College Cork SPINGO ver2: Enhancing 16S rRNA taxonomic classification through k-mer counting and native Bayesian classification
11.50-12.10 Giorgos Papoutsoglou University of Crete Predictive modelling on microbiome data: the AutoML perspective
12.10-12.30 Thomaz Bastiaansen University College Cork Kronos: circadian rhythmicity analysis in microbiome and other ‘omics datasets
12.30-13.30 Lunch Break    
13.30-13.50 Ines Thiele University of Galway Microbiome modelling tools for investigation of host-microbiome co-metabolism
13.50-14.10 Tim Hulsthof University of Galway Opportunities and challenges in using chatGPT for accelerating bioinformatic analysis
14.10-14.30      Leo Lahti University of Turku Statistical programming techniques for multi-assay data integration in microbiome research
14.30-14.50      Laura Marcos IMDEA Food Institute, Madrid Enhancing Metagenomics Analysis with Machine Learning: Available Software and Tools
14.50-15.20 Coffee Break    
15.20-15.40 Andrey Shkoporov University College Cork Metagenomic analysis of viromes
15.40-16.00 Balazs Ligeti Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest Harnessing the Power of Genomics Language Models in Microbiome Research
16.00-16.20 Olateju Idowu University College Dublin A Benchmark Dataset for Evaluating Computational Methods of Detecting Pathogens in Metagenomes
16.20-16.50 Panel discussion   How can we progress microbiome methods development?


As registered attendee, you are also invited to the final COST Action Conference for ML4Microbiome

(Aim: to optimise, standardise & disseminate ML for human microbiome studies)

The 8th June in Aula Maxima, UCC



Host Institution

Host Logos - UCC and Teagasc

Partner Institutions

APC Microbiome Ireland

Biosciences Building, University College Cork, Ireland,