Scientific Discussion meeting organised by Professor Mark Achtman FRS, Professor Kathryn Holt and Professor David Aanensen.
The comparative genomics of microbial pathogens from all domains of life has become a big data problem. Databases already contain >200,000 assembled genomes from single species but adequate tools to reveal population structures are in their infancy. This meeting will bring together world-class bioinformaticians with experts on bacterial and viral genomes to illustrate multiple approaches to solving this challenge.
Information on the speakers and programme is available below. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
There will be a poster session at 17.00 on Monday 23 March. If you would like to apply to present a poster, please submit your title, your abstract (no more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and authors' institutions to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Monday 10 February 2020. Please include the text 'Microbial pathogens: poster abstract' in the subject heading. Please note that places are limited and are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the proposed presenter is registered to attend the meeting.
Attending the event
This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.
- Free to attend
- Limited places, advance registration essential
- An optional lunch can be purchased during registration
Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team