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Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Aspects of the New Science of Metagenomics


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24th March 2014 to 28th 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)

Workshop Theme

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.

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