W7 – Recent Computational Advances in Metagenomics


Workshop details

Date: Sunday September 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Venue: TBA


Home page : http://maiage.jouy.inra.fr/?q=fr/rcam2018



  • Valentin Loux, INRA, France
  • Mahendra Mariadassou INRA, France
  • Pierre Peterlongo, INRIA, France
  • Sophie Schbath, INRA, France


The RCAM workshop aims at promoting discussions and collaborations between biologists (modelers), computer scientists and applied-mathematicians involved in metagenomics and/or metatranscriptomics studies, either in the bioinformatics or statistical aspects of such analysis. Metagenomics studies refer to analyses based on high-throughput sequencing of environmental samples and microbial ecosystems. Both marker-gene (16S, 18S, ITS, …) and whole-genome strategies will be addressed to cover a wide array of question ranging from discovering and quantifying the microbial diversity in order to find structuring factors to assessing the functional role of microbial communities.

The workshop will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art methods currently used in metaomics including comparative metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metagenomic assembly state-of-the-art. At the other end of the spectrum, case-studies will illustrate how these methods produce insightful biological knowledge.

The workshop will consist in 2 invited talks and a number of contributed talks (see website).

Target audience

Our goal is to bring together people already involved in metagenomics and/or metatranscriptomics studies, either in the bioinformatics or in the statistical part of such studies. Metagenomics projects are quite popular, increase rapidly in both scale and number, and allow us to address fascinating questions on diverse microbial ecosystems.


The workshop is supported by the metaprogramme “Microbial Ecosystems and Metaomics (MEM)” from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA).