Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Aspects of the New Science of Metagenomics
Month: March 2014
Date: March 24--April 17
Name: Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Aspects of the New Science of Metagenomics
Location: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Metagenomics is the study of the total genomic content of microbial communities. DNA material is sampled collectively from the microorganisms that populate the environment of interest. The extracted DNA sequences are then used to profile the environment and its biodiversity, its dominant microbial classes or biological functions, and whether and how this profile differs from those of other environments. This research programme will bring together leading expertise in the multiple disciplines involved, including mathematics, computer science, probability and statistics, biomedical research and biology. The brief of the programme will be to explore the major current analytical and computational open problems in metagenomics, and to identify opportunities for application and development of theory and methods, with an emphasis on synergy between disciplines. Several workshops will take place during the programme. For full details please see: