Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

2017 Multi-omics for Microbiomes – EMSL Integration Conference

Dates: 1-3 August 2017
Location: Pasco, WA, USA
Abstract Deadline: 21 June 2017
Registration Deadline: 5 July 2017

http://events.pnnl.gov/default.aspx?topic=Multi-omics_for_Microbiomes_Conference_2017

This conference will highlight the latest developments and applications of molecular “omics”, imaging, and computational technologies to decipher the functional processes and interactions carried out by complex microbial communities; for example, those residing in soil, the ocean, and the human gut.

Information about Travel Grants for Young Scientists sponsored by TerraGenome available at: http://events.pnnl.gov/default.aspx?topic=Multi-Omics_2017:_Abstract_Submissions

14th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology (BAGECO 14) – “Talking with the neighbours”

Dates: 4-8 June 2017
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Abstract Deadline: 20 February 2017
Registration: Open now

http://www.bageco.org/organisational-remarks/welcome-note/

The aims of BAGECO 14 are to highlight and showcase the ways in which microbial ecology and genetics interact with, and benefit from neighbouring disciplines; to increase awareness of the perception of microbial ecology by our neighbours in these disciplines; and to determine what these related disciplines want from microbial ecologists. BAGECO 14 will therefore focus on the boundaries between microbial ecology and genetics and the disciplines with which they interact most closely and will stimulate interdisciplinary approaches and research.

Information about Travel Grants for Young Scientists sponsored by TerraGenome available at: http://www.bageco.org/travel-accommodation/travel-grants/

Past Workshops

Metagenomics Workshop

Dates: 29-30 September 2016
Location: Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK
Registration: Open now

The workshop is designed to promote an understanding of the various aspects of the metagenome analysis pipeline, stimulate creative discussions in the area of microbiome and metagenome studies, and provide hands-on bioinformatics training. The first day of the workshop will include seminars covering several aspects of the metagenome pipeline like experimental design, bioinformatics tools, statistical methods and data analysis. Hands-on training for Quantitative Insights into Microbial Ecology (QIIME) will be provided for interested participants on the second day by EDAMAME group. Workshop participants will include students, postdocs and scientists from different academic institutes and industry.

There are 10 available slots for QIIME training opportunity. A limited number of student / postdoc travel awards are available for workshop participants. Accommodation and food will be provided for all the participants by the workshop organizers. Please email us if you are interested in attending the workshop at pkankanala@noble.org by September 10th 2016.

Travel Award Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a student or postdoctoral researcher
  • Applicant must reside within US
  • Applicant must submit an application describing their interest and relevance of
    metagenomics to their field of research.

QIIME Workshop prior to Soil Science Society of America Meeting

Dates: 4-5 November 2016
Location: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Phoenix, AZ
Registration: Open now

Members of the QIIME development group, led by Greg Caporaso and Antonio Gonzalez, will teach a two-day workshop on bioinformatics tools for microbial ecology. The workshop will include lectures covering basic QIIME usage and theory, and hands-on work with QIIME to perform microbiome analysis from raw sequence data through publication-quality statistics and visualizations. The workshop will also cover related bioinformatics tools including Qiita, DADA2, Emperor, scikit-bio and An Introduction to Applied Bioinformatics. This workshop will provide the foundation on which students can begin using these tools to advance their own studies of microbial ecology. You can get additional information about this workshop and register at: https://workshops.qiime.org/qiime-2-workshop-2016-11-04/.

A limited number of Scholarships for Graduate Students and Postdocs are available. To apply, send the following to david.myrold@oregonstate.edu by 30 September 2016: a paragraph describing your interest, a copy of your SSSA abstract, and a one-page letter of support from your advisor.

3rd Thunen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics

Dates: 14-16 December 2016
Location: Braunschweig, Germany
Abstract deadline: 12 September 2016
Registration: open now

The theme of the symposium is: From gene predictions to systems ecology. There will be two full days of presentations and poster sessions related to soil metagenomics and other –omics approaches to soil microbial ecology. There will be two half-day workshops on bioinformatics tools for –omics analysis as part of the symposium. For more information, check out the website:
http://www.soil-metagenomics.org/

Information about Travel Grants for Young Scientists sponsored by TerraGenome available at:
http://www.soil-metagenomics.org/travel-hotels/travel-grants/

ISME-16 TerraGenome Roundtable

Dates: 22 August 2016
Location: Montreal, Canada
Abstract deadline: 1 April 2016
Registration: open now

Check the conference website for additional information:
http://www.isme-microbes.org/isme16

Multi-omics for Microbiomes Conference

Dates: 14-16 September 2015
Location: Kennewick, WA, USA
Abstract deadline: 17 July 2015
Registration: open now

This conference will highlight the latest developments and applications of molecular “omics”, imaging, and computational technologies to decipher the functional processes and interactions carried out by complex microbial communities; for example, those residing in soil, the ocean, and the human gut.

http://events.pnnl.gov/default.aspx?topic=Multi-omics_for_Microbiomes_Conference

Information about Travel Grants for Young Scientists sponsored by TerraGenome available at:
http://events.pnnl.gov/default.aspx?topic=Multi-Omics:%20Abstract_Submission

7th Annual Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting

Dates: 21-23 October 2015
Location: Lisle, IL, USA
Abstract deadline: 21 August 2015
Registration deadline: open soon (deadline 2 October 2015)

This meeting aims to serve the research community by providing a venue for interaction among ecologists, microbiologists, bioinformaticists, and ‘omics enthusiasts — all focused on the wonders of life in soil. Through oral presentations, posters, discussion sessions, and participation by industry sponsors, the meeting will cover any aspect of soil metagenomics research, from technical development to data analysis to science breakthroughs.

http://press3.mcs.anl.gov/asmw15/

Information about Travel Grants for Young Scientists sponsored by TerraGenome available at:
http://press3.mcs.anl.gov/asmw15/travel/

Analyses of Microbial Community Composition and Metagenomics Using QIIME

Dates: 15 November 2015
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Registration: open now
Fee: $115 ($135 after 1 October)

This workshop is part of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America and Entomological Society of America (15-18 November 2014). It will be focused on the analysis of soil microbial communities with different formats of metagenomics data using QIIME. At the end of the workshop participants will learn the different next generation sequencing platforms, resources and data analysis and how they may apply to their research. They will also learn how the different databases and bioinformatics analyses tools maybe accurately and efficiently used.

https://www.acsmeetings.org/tours-workshops

Ecology of soil Microorganisms 2015: Microbes as Important Drivers of Soil Processes

Dates: 29 November – 3 December 2015
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract deadline: 30 June 2015
Registration: open now
The conference is planned as an interdisciplinary platform that should offer as much interaction among various subjects within microbial ecology as possible. This includes questions addressing individual microbes, microbial communities as well as their interactions with the environment and other soil biota. We hope to link the modern molecular “omics” methods such as metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics with approaches based on soil chemical and biochemical analyses, the exploration of soil fauna and plant ecology. The other important goal of the conference is a wide scope covering the ecology of all microbes: bacteria and fungi as well as archaea and protozoa.

http://www.soilmicrobes.org

Information about Travel Grants for Young Scientists sponsored by TerraGenome available at:
http://www.biologicals.cz/conferences/index.php?template=conferences&page=conference_login&conference_id=22#bm190

Next-Generation Sequencing Methods for Microbial Community Analysis

Dates: 2-5 November 2014
Location: Long Beach, CA, USA

This workshop is part of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America (2-5 November 2014). The workshop will be focused using QIIME for the analysis of soil microbial communities based on amplicon sequencing. The morning session will cover basic QIIME usage and theory; the afternoon session will give participants hands-on experience analyzing data sets with QIIME using cloud-based computing. Participation in the workshop will provide attendees the foundation to use these analysis tools to advance their own studies of soil microbial ecology. Instruction will be provided by Dr. Greg Caporaso and other members of the QIIME development team. The workshop is sponsored in part by MO BIO Laboratories, Inc. and the NSF TerraGenome Research Coordination Network.

https://www.acsmeetings.org/tours-workshops

6th Annual Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting

Dates: 1-3 October 2014
Location: Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, USA

The meeting brings together soil ecologists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, and computational scientists working on any aspect of ‘omics-enabled research in soils. We welcome abstracts for oral and poster presentations on microbial community characterization, meta-genomics, -transcriptomics, -proteomics, or -metabolomics, including experimental work and new approaches to data analysis.

The meeting will be followed by a data analysis training workshop sponsored by TerraGenome on October 4.
http://press3.mcs.anl.gov/asmw14//

NEON Advanced Analysis of Genomic Data in Microbial Ecology Research Workshop

Dates: 14-16 July 2014
Location: Boulder, CO, USA

The workshop explored the: (1) analysis of NEON prototype genomic data, (2) integration of NEON data into other community efforts to lay the foundation for collaborative proposals, (3) identification and/or prototype development of new computational, statistical, visualization tools for working with NEON microbial genomic data, (4) how to incorporate NEON data into educational modules, and (5) communications with the broader scientific community regarding NEON microbial ecology effort.

Bioinformatics for Environmental Genomics Workshop

Organized by the Pluridisciplinary Thematic Network in Environmental Genomics (RTP-GE)
Dates: 27-28 May 2014
Location: Lyon, France

http://ge-lyon2014.sciencesconf.org/

Gordon Research Conference on Applied & Environmental Microbiology

“Exploring and Exploiting the Depths of the Microbial Biosphere”
Chair: Janet Jansson; Vice Chair: J. Colin Murrell
Dates: 7-12 July 2013
Location: Mount Holyoke College | South Hadley, MA
Application deadline: 9 June 2013
Register: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=applied

5th Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting

“Soil Metagenomics: Enzymes, Processes, and Ecosystem Function”
Dates: 2-4 October 2013
Location: Bloomingdale, IL
Register: http://press.mcs.anl.gov/asmw13/
Deadlines: Abstracts: 31 July 2013 (oral and travel awards) or 4 September 2013 (poster); Registration: 18 September 2013

2nd Thuenen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics

“Mining and Learning from Metagenomics”
Dates: 11-13 December 2013
Location: Braunschweig, Germany
Register: http://www.soil-metagenomics.org

Soil Science Society of America: Soil Metagenomics Symposium

Dates: 22 October 2012
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Program: SSSA: Soil Metagenomics Program Information
Presentations: SSSA Presentations

4th Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting

Dates: 3-5 October 2012
Location: Bloomingdale, IL
Program: 4th Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting Program
URL: http://press.mcs.anl.gov/asmw12/

ISME-14 TerraGenome Roundtable

Dates: 20 August 2012
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Program: TerraGenome Roundtable Program Information

Ecological Society of America: Soil Metagenomics Workshop

Dates: 7 August 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Program: ESA Soil Metagenomics Program Information
Conference Report: ESA Soil Metagenomics Report
Presentations: ESA Soil Metagenomics Presentations

NEON and the EMP Meeting

Dates: 21-22 November 2011
Location: UCAR Center Green,3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder CO 80301, USA
URL: http://www.earthmicrobiome.org/previous-meetings/neon-meeting-november-21st-22nd-2011/

2011 International Conference on Soil Omics-Nanjing

Dates: 19-23 November 2011
Location: Hanyuan Hotel, Nanjing, China
Program: Conference Program
Conference Report: 2011 International Conference on Soil Omics-Nanjing Conference Report

3rd Argonne Soil Metagenomics Workshop

Dates: 5-7 October 2011
Location: Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale, IL
Program: 3rd Argonne Soil Metagenomics Workshop Program
URL: https://press.igsb.anl.gov/asmw11

2nd Argonne Soil Metagenomics Workshop

Dates: 6-8 October 2010
Conference Report: 2nd Argonne Soil Metagenomics Workshop Report

ISME-13

http://www.terragenome.org/2010/07/19/terragenome-roundtable-isme-13/

BAGECO-10

http://www.terragenome.org/2009/06/04/hello-world/

Past Workshop Details

Soil Science Society of America: Soil Metagenomics Symposium Details

A half-day symposium was held on Soil Metagenomics, with the following presentations:

    • Biology’s grandest frontier: soil metagenomics (James M. Tiedje)
    • Cross-biome comparisons of soil microbial communities and their functional potentials via shotgun metagenomic analyses (Noah Fierer)
    • SIP 2.0: multi-substrate isotope labeling and metagenomic analysis of active soil bacterial communities (Josh D. Neufeld)
    • Metaproteomics explored from Colorado deserts to Kansas prairies: effective protein extraction and proteome characterization from diverse soil types (Nathan C. VerBerkmoes)
    • Comparative omics along a thaw gradient of Alaskan permafrost – implications to climate change (Jenni Hultman)
    • Molecular ecological networks in response to elevated carbon dioxide (Jizhong Zhou)

ISME-14 TerraGenome Roundtable Details

An evening roundtable on “Terragenome: The Exponential Growth of Soil Metagenomics” was held, with the following presentations:

  • Promise (Janet Jansson)
  • Challenges (Jim Prosser)
  • Pitfalls (Pascal Simonet)
  • Ten-year Plan (Jim Tiedje)

Ecological Society of America: Soil Metagenomics Workshop Details

A noontime workshop on “Answering Ecological Questions with Metagenomic Sequencing” was held, with the following presentations:

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