Workshop on Computational
19 - November 2 , 2019 in Brest - France
(application deadline May 13
Microbial Ecology is undergoing
evolution and dramatic progresses thanks to the combined advances in
next-generation DNA sequencing technologies and computational
approaches for data analysis and visualization. As a result,‘microbial
ecogenomics’ has become an essential part of investigations of marine
or terrestrial habitats, or host-microbe interactions. The aim of the
EBAME workshop is to bring together researchers who generate complex
‘omics datasets to investigate biologically significant questions with
researchers who develop new ways to analyze complex datasets.
The workshop will have lectures on new methods and
on real-world datasets, and tutorials for hands-on experience.
The workshop will focus on various
state-of-the-art data analysis
practices targeting genome-resolved metagenomics including recovery of
population genomes from metagenomes, analysis of micro-diversity
through single-nucleotide variants, strain deconvolution, comparative
genomics, application of network theory to complex metagenomic data,
and data visualization.
Check EBAME 2018 program
workshop will be held exclusively in English and hosted by the European
Institute for Marine Sciences at Western Brittany University, from
October 19 to November 2, 2019. The institute is located on the
wonderful setting of
the Bay of Brest, at the heart of the largest French marine science
campus, with easy access from Brest Bretagne international
airport and train station.
Fee of 650€ per attendee for the 2 weeks workshop
participation. It includes
lunch meals, snacks, coffee breaks and
housing in small houses on the waterfront.
The workshop organization is made possible thanks to the financial support of the ISBLUE graduate school, the IUEM Marine Science Institute, the region Bretagne and the Brest University research council the Brest Metropole BMO and the FACE / Thomas Jefforson fund.
The workshop will be most useful for
researchers and graduate students who study microbes via
shotgun genomics, metagenomic or metatranscriptomic datasets, and are
in genome-resolved metagenomics and pangenome analysis. Applicants from
are most welcome (such as computer scientists or biostatisticians).
Hands-on tutorials will require familiarity with the UNIX terminal
How to apply
An e-mail titled ‘EBAME 2019 Application’ with
application material as
PDF attachments should be sent to email@example.com.
make sure your application includes a short statement with your
scientific background, current interests, the kinds of datasets you are
currently working with, and expectations from the workshop (ideally in
a single page). Feel free to add your CV as a separate PDF file to your
application. We will consider applications until May 13, 2019.
Applicants will be notified shortly after regarding participation.
Thank you for your interest and we are looking forward to
meeting you in Brest!
On behalf of the workshop faculty,
The organizing committee.
EBAME4 alumni words....
"A top experience in theoretical and
practical microbial ecogenomics, in a beautiful and inspiring spot of
Brittany. Ideal for deepening your scientific knowledge while widening
your network of contacts around Europe and the world"
"As a marine ecologist, specialized
in ecosystem modelling but collaborating with colleagues on marine
metagenomics for a few years now, I was eager to dig into metagenomics
data by myself and learn how to handle, analyse and interpret such huge
datasets. The EBAME workshop entirely fulfilled my needs and
expectations. I have learned a lot from world-class experts on the
topic. Even if the week was quite intense, loaded with many lectures
and training sessions, I have also spend a wonderful time with peers,
in a very friendly atmosphere. The organising staff was very helpfull
and nice. Thank very much for this great experience. I will advertise
it around me."
"EBAME was a very
informative and hands-on workshop that made me aware of some of the
newest tools for metagenome analysis that can be applied in a variety
of research fields. In the lectures, we could learn both about the
theoretical principles behind these tools as well as about real studies
that implemented them. I would strongly recommend the workshop to
anyone with some background in bioinformatics and that is interested in
microbial ecology and willing to contact and collaborate with people
from related research areas."
"I'm research engineer in
bioinformatics and the EBAME workshop was very helpful for me. It is
the first workshop in France (to my knowledge) that gives us both
theorical and practical course to analyze complex and large metagenomic
datasets. Metagenomic tools and sequencing technologies evolve very
rapidly and this workshop was a good opportunity to have a global view
on metagenomics, discover tools and practices, as well as get advices
and caveat for metagenomic analysis. This workshop will be very helpful
for my current work, and I was also very happy to discuss metagenomics
with people working on very diverse ecosystems. Thank you! "
"I loved this workshop! It was really
interesting and useful to get an overview of the possibilities of
metagenomics data. The latest techniques were covered by experts in the
field. These people, who spend a lot of their time on figuring out the
best approaches, shared their insights and pointed us in the right
direction for methods, tools etc. Before metagenomics analyses would've
been such a huge effort, I wouldn't have started on it, but now it has
really become accessible to me"
was great, organizers were really helpful, lectures and practical
sessions were greatly useful and new knowledge/skills were learned"
"Very glad I came.
It was more specifically useful that I expected. I have been to many
workshops, but I have to admit this is one of the best so far. Highly
qualified teachers and very helpful computer assistant makes this
workshop very effective. I just started working on metagenome data and
I didn't know where to start? I never did manual binning and construct
genome from metagenome data. Certainly, after attending this workshop,
I can add these two very difficult yet important skills to my resume,
which is very significant for any researcher who works on metagenome
"Being able to spend a week with tool makers and first-class metagenomics scientists is invaluable. I'll come back next year."