About the Practical Course
Microbiome research efforts have endeavoured to resolve the genomic complement of mixed microbial communities. Building on this, the characterization of additional “omes”, e.g., metatranscriptome, metaproteome, and metametabolome, provides synergistic information to further our functional understanding of individual members of the microbial communities as well as of their interactions.
This EMBO Practical Course is aimed at early-stage researchers (PhD students, early PostDocs) with prior expertise in one (or more) of these “omes” who are planning to perform multi-omics studies of microbiota. Participants will receive dedicated training on how to integrate the discrete omic data and how linking all this information can provide novel insights into microbiological systems. The course should assist them in experimental design, method selection, and data analysis.
The on-site week of full-day courses will be preceded by online lectures which introduce specific topics, so the participants have time to familiarize themselves with the foundations of the course. During the on-site course, advanced lectures on the individual topics and techniques will be followed by hands-on training on state-of-the-art computational analysis tools, thereby enabling the participants to immediately apply the newly gained knowledge.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own experimental plans and/or data for discussions and for receiving feedback. Special emphasis will be put on the demonstration and implementation of practices for reproducible computational research.
About EMBO Courses and Workshops
EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).
Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.