Metagenomics satellite track

The Netherlands Metagenomics Platform cordially invites you to join the Metagenomics Satellite Track at the NBIC 2013 on April 17, 2013.

Jeroen Raes of the Flemish Bioinformatics Institute and the Free University of Brussels will be present at this satellite meeting and will also give a keynote lecture during the NBIC2013 programme.

The Metagenomics Satellite Track is sponsored by Allbio.

Programme April 17

11:15 - 11:35 Marnix Medema, University of Groningen
A computational perspective on microbial secondary
metabolite biosynthesis
11:35 - 11:55 Lennart Backus, Radboud University Medical Centre
Metagenomics based (combinatorial-) biomarker detection
using Random Forest
11:55 - 12:15 Jurgen Nijkamp, Delft University of Technology
Exploring variation aware contig graphs for (comparative)
15:15 - 15:35 Victor de Jager, Wageningen University
Multifactorial diversity sustains microbial community stability
15:35 - 15:55 Jordy Coolen, TNO Zeist
Relating gut microbiota composition to metabolic health
15:55 - 16:15 Javier Ramiro Garcia, Wageningen University
A comprehensive metatranscriptomics analysis
pipeline and its validation using human small intestine
microbiota metatranscriptome

Abstract submission

Abstracts are solicited in any field related to metagenomics or computational analysis of microbial ecosystems. See the list of example topics below.

Topics include:

  • All areas of environmental sequencing(e.g. amplicon sequencing, shotgun metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics)
  • Prokaryotic, eukaryotic or viral systems
  • Sequencing strategies and technologies
  • Quality control, data pre-treatment
  • Read mapping, taxonomic and functional annotation
  • Comparative metagenomics
  • Metagenome assembly
  • Discovery of novel species, enzymes
  • Monitoring, public health surveillance
  • The tree of life, the rare biosphere
  • Microbial networks and ecosystem modeling
  • Host-microbe interactions (e.g. human, plants, corals)
  • Role of microbes in bioremediation, biogeochemical cycles
  • Visualisation

To submit an abstract, please visit the abstract submission page of the NBIC 2013. Please indicate that you are submitting your abstract for the Metagenomics Satellite track.

If you have any questions about the abstract submission or the programme of the Metagenomics track, please contact: Sacha van Hijum, CMBI, UMC St. Radboud/NIZO food research or Bas Dutilh, CMBI, UMC St. Radboud.


The 1-day conference fee amounts € 80,00 for participants working for a NBIC Partner organisation and € 95,- for participants that are not working for a NBIC Partner organisation and includes participation to the conference on April 17th, abstract book, lunch, coffee/tea during breaks, internet access.

Registration is closed!

More information about registration fees, etc. can be found here.

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