We are delighted to announce the programme of the EMBnet & GOBLET Annual General Meeting 2021, including the ML4Microbiome Symposium “Grand Challenges of Data-Intensive Science in microbiome & metagenome data analysis and training” and the “Workshop on Statistical and Machine Learning Techniques for Microbiome Data Analysis(respectively October 14th-15th, 2021).

Rooms for registration are still available up to October 8th.

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Full Programme


The ML4Microbiome Training School 2021 will be held virtually on 27-28 September & 4-7-8 October 2021!

Visit the Training school webpage, look at the programme and register. Registration is free and open to everybody who is interested in learning about Machine Learning applied to the analysis of microbiome data.


Microbiome biology

Microbiome sampling & wet-lab basics, study design

Metagenomic data analysis for human gut microbiota: statistical specificity of microbiome data

Statistical analysis of microbiome data

Compositional data analysis

Machine learning: basic concepts

Avoiding compositionality and absolute abundance profiling

Discussion on rarefying, clustering and data transformation (alr/clr/ilr)

Unsupervised learning: Basic approaches

Supervised machine learning: Methods and Model Quality Assessment

Hands-on sessions on Unsupervised & Supervised Machine Learning

ML4Microbiome organises a WORKSHOP on Statistical and Machine Learning Techniques for Microbiome Data Analysis on 15 October 2021 | 12:00-16:00 (CEST) as part of the EMBnet & GOBLET Annual General Meeting  2021.

Registration Open!


Visit the Workshop website and register by October 10th, 2021.