A Viromics Workshop: Tools & Tricks to See the ‘Virus’ in Diverse Sequence Datasets

Just got this and thought it would be of interest:

Dear colleagues,

We would like to call your attention to a full-day Viromics Workshop being held in advance of the American Society of Microbiology on Saturday May 17, 2014 at the Boston Convention Center. Discounted registration ends April 7th.

WS21 A Viromics Workshop: Tools and Tricks to See the ‘Virus’ in Diverse Sequence Datasets

Viruses are fundamental to ecosystems ranging from oceans and sediments to plants and humans with impacts ranging from mortality and horizontal gene transfer to metabolic reprogramming. However, our ability to study them has been bottlenecked by the lack of (i) ecologically relevant isolates resulting in ‘unknowns’ dominating culture-independent surveys and (ii) rigorously evaluated
sample-to-sequence pipelines coupled to community-available informatic tools to generate and make sense of complex viral metagenomic datasets. Fortunately this is changing, and rapidly. New tools are emerging that will democratize the tremendous discovery potential of viral metagenomics. This all-day ASM workshop will introduce these emerging tools and empower a new generation of microbiologists to “see” hidden viruses in datasets ranging from viral metagenomes in diverse environments to microbial datasets from single cell and community genomics projects.

Details here:

Matt Sullivan, Ph.D.
University of Arizona

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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