24 – 28 March 2014
Organisers: Wally Gilks (Leeds), Daniel Huson (Tübingen), Elisa Loza (Rothamsted Research), Gabriel Valiente (Technical University of Catalonia) and Tandy Warnow (Texas at Austin)
in association with the Isaac Newton Institute programme Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Aspects of the New Science of Metagenomics
(24 March - 17 April 2014 )
Metagenomics is the study of the total genomic content of microbial communities. Metagenomic sequence data sampled from an increasing variety of sources, including soil, the human gut, and marine sediments, are helping to unravel the complex evolution and ecology of microbial communities. This is underpinning new technology in medicine, agriculture and bioenergy.
This workshop is intended to stimulate new collaborations between biologists, clinicians, environmental scientists, physicists, computer scientists, bioinformaticians, statisticians and mathematicians, to advance the study and exploitation of the current rapid and massive accumulation of metagenomic data.
Invited speakers will include:
The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday – Friday), wine reception and conference dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.
The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Churchill College from the evening of Sunday 23 March 2014 to breakfast on Saturday 29 March 2014, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place (Monday – Friday). The conference dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.
Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as Visiting Fellows, programme participants or their guests, the above charge will apply.
Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.
Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.
The Conference Dinner will take place at 19:30 on Wednesday 26 March at Cambridge Union Society. Please see the menu for details. Dress is smart casual. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. All remaining participants are encouraged to attend for the price of £50 each.
If you are on the dinner list please ensure you arrive by 19:15 at the College.