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 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.
EBAME by last year participants....
"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
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."
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."
The EBAME Workshop is made possible by educational grants from the following institutions: