Dr. Dirk Benndorf (Magdeburg, BiGi), Prof. Dr. Alexander Goesmann (Giessen, BiGi), Dr. Sebastian Jaenicke (Giessen, BiGi), Prof. Dr. Stefan Janssen (JLU Giessen), Sebastian Jünemann (Bielefeld, BiGi), Dr. Nils Kleinbölting (Bielefeld, BiGi), Kay Schallert (Magdeburg, BiGi), Prof. Dr. Alexander Sczyrba (Bielefeld, BiGi), Dr. Daniel Wibberg (Bielefeld, de.NBI Administration office), Dr. Georg Zeller (Heidelberg, HD-HuB), Dr. Robert Heyer (Magdeburg, BiGi), Jakob Wirbel (Heidelberg, HD-Hub), Dr. Alessio Milanese (ETH Zürich)

04. - 08.10.21


We are pleased to announce that the de.NBI Summer School 2021 on Microbial Community Data Analysis will take place from October 4th to 8th, 2021.

The German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) presents the Summer School on Microbial Community Data Analysis that is organized by the Bielefeld-Gießen (BiGi) Center for Microbial Bioinformatics. The BiGi center is specialized in the field of Omics data analysis for microbes and is well-known for its software platforms such as EMGB, MetaProtServ, or MGX. During the event, we will cover topics such as sequence data preprocessing, amplicon data analysis (metabarcoding), read- and assembly based metagenomics, and metaproteomics.


*All times refere to Central European Summer Time (CEST)! The program includes talks, lectures and hands-on trainings that the participants will conduct on their own computers/laptops.

Monday, 04.10.2021

10:00-10:30 Welcome note (A. Goesmann)
10:30-11:00 Presentation of the de.NBI network (D. Wibberg)
11:00-12:00 Keynote by M. Ziegler
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:00 Keynote: Sequencing technologies (T. Hain)
14:00-14:15 Break
14:15-16:15 From raw data to feature tables (S. Janssen, S. Jaenicke)
16:15-17:00 Break
17:00-18:00 Keynote: Advancing microbiome research through Qiita (A. Gonzalez)

Tuesday, 05.10.2021

10:00-12:00 Assessing biodiversity (alpha/beta) (S. Janssen)
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-13:30 Statistical testing (S. Janssen)
13:30-13:45 Break
13:45-15:00 Tools for taxonomic classification (S. Jaenicke)
15:00-16:00 MGX (S. Jaenicke)

Wednesday, 06.10.2021

10:00-12:00 Metagenome assembly (A. Sczyrba, S. Jünemann, N. Kleinbölting)
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:00 Binning into MAGs (A. Sczyrba, S. Jünemann, N. Kleinbölting)
14:00-14:45 Annotation & evaluation of MAGs (A. Sczyrba, S. Jünemann, N. Kleinbölting)
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-16:00 Keynote: Critical assessment of metagenome interpretation - CAMI2 (A. McHardy)

Thursday, 07.10.2021

10:00-11:00 Keynote: Shinichi Sunagawa
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-13:00 Taxonomic profiling of shotgun metagenomes (Georg Zeller, Alessio Milanese)
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:30 Taxonomic profiling of shotgun metagenomes (Georg Zeller, Alessio Milanese)
14:30-15:15 Comparative metagenome analysis (Georg Zeller)
15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 Comparative metagenome analysis (Jakob Wirbel)

Friday, 08.10.2021

10:00-11:00 Introduction in analyzing microbial communities by metaproteomics (Dirk Benndorf)
11:00-12:00 Identification of mass spectrometry data using the MetaProteomeAnalyzer (Robert Heyer)
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:00 Taxonomic and functional comparison of human gut samples using the MetaProteomeAnalyzer (Robert Heyer)
14:00-15:00 Biostatistical data evaluation and data visualization (Robert Heyer)
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:00 Keynote: Metaproteomics: where are we now? A community-driven evaluation of experimental and computational techniques (Thilo Muth)

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Maren Ziegler, Systematics and Biodiversity Lab, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • PD Dr. Torsten Hain, Medical Microbiology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • PhD Antonio González Peña, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Alice McHardy, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Shinichi Sunagawa, Department of Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dr. Thilo Muth, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany

Participants need:
- Basic knowledge in Linux/CLI
- Basic knowledge of executing programs on the command line (shell)
- Working knowledge of R

Sorry, we are booked out! Our summer school is limited to 20 participants! The registration is closed.

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