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Recent Computational Advances in Metagenomics (RCAM) 2015

6th October, 2015
Insitut Pasteur, 28 rue du Dr Roux, Paris, France
Satellite Workshop of GdR BiM 2015

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 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.

Christopher Quince, University of Glasgow

Please send the abstract to
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 is still mandatory through this registration form. Moreover, for security reasons, the organizers would have to provide the name of all the participants to Institut Pasteur some days before ; participants need then to register before October 1st.

Submission Deadline (abstract): 6th September, 2015
Notification: 14th September, 2015
Registration deadline : October 1st, 2015
Workshop Date: 6th October,  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.