MINING MICROBIAL GENOMES AND METAGENOMES FOR BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS USING IMG
Genome sequencing is widely accessible these days, however there is still a wide gap between sequence and biological discovery. This workshop will help bridge that gap by providing data resources, tools and strategies for deriving inference from sequence data. Participants will learn how to use the Joint Genome Institute’s Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) interface for comparative analysis of isolate genomes and metagenomes by carrying out hands-on exercises. Typical use case scenarios address gene discovery in the areas of bioremediation, biofuels, and more.
Specifically, users will learn to:
(1) Browse, retrieve and download sequence data, environmental and other metadata, and annotations
(2) Use comparative (meta)genomic and visualization tools
(3) Assess functional annotations and interpret results.
***A laptop is REQUIRED for participation in this workshop.***
How to Register
You can register for the workshop with your SBFC Meeting registration (online or registration form). For more info, go to the SBFC registration page page.
If you wish to attend the workshop only (and not the SBFC Meeting), you may register online and select “Workshop Attendee Only” as your registration fee. Or, you may fill out the SBFC registration form.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
Dr. Natalia Ivanova – U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute
Dr. Natalia Ivanova is the architect and co-developer of the IMG systems. She is also a co-organizer and speaker at the DOE Joint Genome Institute Microbial Genomes and Metagenomes (MGM) Workshops (http://mgm.jgi.doe.gov/). She is a research scientist at U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publication in genomic sciences.
Dr. Rekha Seshadri – U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute
Dr. Rekha Seshadri is an expert user of the IMG platform and co-developed several computational tools and features within IMG. She is also a co-organizer and speaker at the DOE Joint Genome Institute Microbial Genomes and Metagenomes (MGM) Workshops (http://mgm.jgi.doe.gov/). She is a data scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and has over 15 years’ experience in the field of microbial genomic research.
Hyatt Regency Seattle
SIMB Member $420
REGULAR AND ONSITE REGISTRATION (if space available)
SIMB Member $470
Cost includes workshop materials, breakfast, lunch, and 2 breaks.