Mini-symposium on microbial evolutionary genomics

When: May 17-18, 2022
Where: 5 Bd Henri IV, 34090, Montpellier

How to get there!

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Due to proliferation of new data generation technologies microbial biology has become a data driven science. Yet there is still a limited “mixing” between researchers studying biological questions and their computational colleagues. The goal of the mini-conference is to bring together representatives of two sides (“wet” and “dry”) and discover the ways in which they can be more aware of each other’s challenges and priorities. The unique combination of speakers will cover the following areas:


Stéphanie Bedhomme & Anton Nekrutenko

May 17 | The symposium on microbial evolutionary genomics

Who When What
SB and AN 9:00 Inroduction
Ellie Harrison (University of Sheffield, UK) 9:10 Dynamics and evolution of microbial communities
Lois Maignien (Université de Bretagne Occidentale) 9:45 Analysis of microbial communities
Saskia Hiltemann (Erasmus MC) 10:05 Global analytical environment for metagenomic analyses
:coffee: 10:25 :croissant:
Stéphanie Bedhomme (CNRS and CEFE) 11:00 Evolutionary dynamics of antiobiotic resistance
Martijn Callens (Ghent University) 11:20 Codon bias and antibiotic resistance
Mike Finnegan (CNRS and CEFE) 11:40 Experimental evolution
Sylvain Gandon (CNRS and CEFE) 12:00 Coevolutionary dynamics between phages and CRISPR immunity
:baguette_bread: 12:20 :cake:
Sergei Kosakovsky Pond (Temple University) 14:00 Molecular evolution and selection analysis
Guillaume Cambray (CNRS and Centre de Biologie Structurale de Montpellier) 14:20 Synthetic biology
Sébastien Puechmaille (ISEM) 14:40 Genomics of White Nose Disease
Wolfgang Maier (University of Freiburg) 14:20 15:00 Large scale analysis of pandemic data
Maximilan Haeussler (UC Santa Cruz) 15:20 Data analytics and representation
Anton Nekrutenko (Penn State University) 15:40 Data analysis frameworks for microbial genomics
:coffee: 16:00 :croissant:

May 18 | Microbial data analysis workshop

The workshop will focus on the application of sequencing data (Illumina, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio) to analysis of microbial communities, genome assembly, analysis of variation, and identification of sites under selection. It will be presented by:

Workshop will consist of two parts interrupted by a lunch break:

  1. Part 1: 9:00 - 12:00
  2. Part 2: 13:30 - 16:00



5 Bd Henri IV, 34090, Montpellier

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