See the schedule in the official ISMB/ECCB page here.

Keynote Speakers

Karoline Faust 

Talk title: From hairballs to hypotheses: network analysis applied to microbiome data

Karoline Faust, KU Leuven Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Laboratory of Molecular Bacteriology, Leuven, Belgium

In recent years, the microbial composition of a large number of samples has been resolved through sequencing, thereby enabling microbial network inference and analysis. Dozens of network inference algorithms have been developed to predict interactions in microbial communities from abundance data, but comparative evaluations revealed that their accuracy is generally low. However, the analysis of microbial networks can generate biological hypotheses beyond interaction prediction. Here, I will present several tools dedicated to the analysis of microbial networks, including manta for network clustering, anuran for network comparison, mako for network querying and microbetag for network annotation, and illustrate them on examples.


Talk title: Computational metagenomics to mine the hidden diversity of the human microbiome

Nicola Segata, Department CIBIO, University of Trento, Trento, Italy