Computational Methods for Metagenomics and Meta-Omics

organised by Peter Meinicke and Thomas Lingner

Metagenomics has become a powerful tool for exploring ecosystems in terms of the overall genomic potential of the associated biological entities. The integration of data from metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics and meta-metabolomics has extended metagenomic research to a full systems biology approach.

In this workshop we want to bring together bioinformaticians and biologists interested in discussing recent progress and challenges in computational analysis of metagenomes. We welcome contributions from all related fields that show difficulties and possible solutions in the processing of meta-omics data.


The workshop takes place on 10 September 2013 on Göttingen's North Campus, lecture hall HS2 at the Faculty of Physics.

13:30 Bernd Wemheuer (University of Göttingen)
Metagenomics and metatranscriptomics at the G2L
14:00 Stephan Fuchs (University of Greifswald)
Challenges and pitfalls of metaproteomic data analyses addressed by the bioinformatics pipeline Prophane
14:30 Martin Lindner (Robert Koch Institute, Berlin)
Species abundance estimation in metagenomics and metaproteomics
15:00 Coffee break
16:00 Heiner Klingenberg and Peter Meinicke (University of Göttingen)
A holistic view of metagenomic sequence data
16:30 Renzo Kottmann (MPI for Marine Microbiology, Bremen)
On the added value of contextual metadata for metagenomics