Welcome to the MICROBIOME Community of Special Interest

The MICROBIOME Community of Special Interest aims at the advancement and evaluation of computational methods in microbiome research, especially metaomic approaches. Based on the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI), the COSI supplies users and developers with exhaustive quantitative data about the performance of methods in relevant scenarios. It therefore guides users in the selection and application of methods and in their proper interpretation. Furthermore, the COSI provides a platform for exchange and networking between method developers, and provides valuable information allowing them to identify promising directions for their future work.




ISMB/ECCB 2023: Call for Microbiome papers and abstracts

We are soliciting submissions for the Microbiome session as part of the program of Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology / European Conference on Computational Biology (ISMB/ECCB) 2023, to be held July 24-25, 2023, in Lyon, France. Deadline for Proceedings submission is January 19; for Abstract submissions, it is April 20. Read more on https://www.microbiome-cosi.org/ismb-eccb-2023.

CAMI II paper considered a highlight in Nature Methods, 2022

Dec 2, 2022. Our paper "Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation: the second round of challenges" was cited as one of Nature Methods favorites in "Year in review 2022"

CAMI II paper now in Nature Methods


Webinar: “Longitudinal genome resolved metagenomics” by Christopher Quince. When: Nov 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST (17:00 CET)

Nov 30, 2021. As part of the ISCBacademy COSI Webinar Series, Christopher Quince will talk about "Longitudinal genome resolved metagenomics". Date: Nov 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST (17:00 CET). See: https://www.iscb.org/iscbacademy-upcoming#quince.

CAMI Tutorial paper online in Nature Protocols

March 1, 2021. Our paper "Tutorial: assessing metagenomics software with the CAMI benchmarking toolkit" is now available in Nature Protocols. It explains how to evaluate and benchmark metagenome assembly, binning, and profiling methods using standards and software provided by the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI) initiative. See https://doi.org/10.1038/s41596-020-00480-3.