ONLINE WORKSHOP – 15 October 2021 | 12:00-16:00 (CEST)


ML4Microbiome COST Action is pleased to announce the Workshop on Statistical and Machine Learning Techniques for Microbiome Data Analysis, which will be held virtually on October 15th, 2021, as part of the EMBnet & GOBLET Annual General Meeting  2021.


The bacteria living in and on us, over 100 trillion, are essential for human development, immunity and nutrition. Worldwide research initiatives are focused on human microbiome mapping, increasing the accessibility to large microbiome datasets. As a result, statistical and machine learning techniques to solve microbiome data analysis problems are in high demand. This workshop aims to introduce the audience to the main concepts of study design and statistical/machine learning techniques used in human microbiome studies. This event also fosters connections between discovery-oriented microbiome researchers and statistical\machine learning experts inside and outside the ML4Microbiome COST Action.



12:00 – 12:15   Welcome session

12:15 – 13:30   Dr Ilze Elbere, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, Latvia
Overview of the microbiome data

13:30 – 14:45   Dr Eliana Ibrahimi, Department of Biology, University of Tirana, Albania
Statistical analysis of the microbiome data with R

14:45 – 16:00   Dr Magali Berland, MetaGenoPolis, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment, France
How Artificial Intelligence is enhancing human microbiome research

Lectures will introduce the audience to the main concepts of each topic. At the end of each Lecture, there will be a space of 15 minutes for Q&A and discussion followed by practical examples consisting of the application of statistical and machine learning methods on selected datasets.



The registration is free but necessary for organisational purposes. Because the workshop is part of the largest programme of the EMBnet & GOBLET AGM 2021, all people attending the workshop are also welcome to register for the other events planned by October 11 to 15 as listed in the registration form.

To receive the link for the Workshop or other events, please register here until 10 October 2021.

We are looking forward to meeting you.



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