DTL Focus meeting: ‘Water Metagenomics’

2 June 2014, Utrecht
13:00 – 17:00

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together metagenomics researchers in the Netherlands (including academic/industry, and bioinformatic/experimental), to discuss current issues with experimental design, data treatment, approaches, tools, and techniques, and to network. Several topics will be presented by several speakers in about 30 minutes, after which there will be ample time for discussion. Other participants can contribute their experiences and relate the problems at hand to their own research.

Over ten years ago, metagenomics was first applied to analyse marine microbial communities, and spread into other environments from there. This afternoon, we will hear presentations by Detmer Sipkema (WUR), Charlotte Vavourakis (IBED, UvA), and Claudia Lüke (RU). We will discuss their results and questions or challenges related to the metagenomics analysis of aquatic microbiology in the usual, informal setting.

Speakers at the meeting:

  • Detmer Sipkema, Wageningen UR, ‘Microbes associated to marine sponges: culture to sequence or sequence to culture?’
  • Charlotte Vavourakis – IBED, University of Amsterdam
  • Claudia Lüke – Radboud University Nijmegen

Contact person for this meeting: Leon Mei, LUMC

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