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1st International Workshop on Metagenomic Sequence Data Analysis - Meta 2011

28-29 January, 2011 - Rome, Italy

In conjunction with the 4th International Joint Conference on Biomedical
Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2011

Tatiana Tatusova
National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health

Dawn Field
Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics Group
Scope and Topics
The special workshop will focus on metagenomic analysis of natural biological communities. Metagenomic analysis is revolutionizing our understanding of the diversity, function, and inter-relationships among organisms in diverse ecological niches.
Unlike traditional microbial genomics which rely upon pure clonal cultures, metagenomics enables studies of organisms that are not easily cultured in a laboratory. It also allows the direct studies of organisms in their natural environment. The rapid advances in metagenomics are largely due to the technical and analytical methods developed from high–throughput platforms for DNA sequencing, high-density microarrays, mass spectrometry. Novel data types and unprecedently large volumes of data create great challenges for bioinformatics. New methods and applications have to be developed for comprehensive analyses of metagenomics data.

Topics for discussion:
› Whole Metagenome Sequencing: Assembly, Annotation, and Analysis
› Diversity Assessment of Biological Communities including Nucleotide Diversity, Species Diversity, Functional Diversity
› Functional Analyses: Metabolic Network Analyses, Systems Biology
Workshop Program Committee
Tatiana Tatusova, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, U.S.A.
Dawn Field, Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics Group, U.K.
Mark Borodovsky, Georgia Tech University, U.S.A.
Folker Meyer, University of Chicago, U.S.A.
All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).