Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Mark Achtman FRS, Professor Kathryn Holt and Professor David Aanensen.
GrapeTree of 1610 Ebola genomes from the West African epidemic of 2013–2016. Credit: from Fig. 3 in Zhou et al., Genome research 28, 1395-1404 (2018)
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.
The schedule of talks and speaker biographies will be available soon. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting date. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
Attending the event
This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.
- Free to attend
- Advance registration essential (more information on registration will be available soon)
- Live subtitles will be available
Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team