A large number of research groups across the Norwich Research Park are exploring the distribution and diversity of microbes in many environments using high-throughput sequencing and metagenomics. Following on from our last workshop in February at which we had over 120 attendees, this ELSA Virtual Workshop will provide the opportunity for Early Career Researchers from across the Norwich Research Park to present their latest research findings and to discuss and share their ideas, techniques and analytical methods. The Workshop will be of interest to all researchers who wish to gain an appreciation of the breadth and depth of expertise in metagenomics and related techniques across the NRP and will bring together researchers working on terrestrial and aquatic microbiology, marine sciences, plant-microbe interactions, human and animal microbiomes and viromes, to share ideas and know-how.
We are also delighted to host our invited Plenary Speaker Professor Ashley Shade from the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, USA, who will present her exciting research on genome-centric analyses of seasonal phyllosphere microbiome activities in perennial crops.
For more details on Prof Shade’s research activities, please see: https://ashley17061.wixsite.com/shadelab
To Register for the Workshop on 5th May 2021 and receive further instructions to attend, please follow this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9016189258065/WN_miT7sTXnSL-9qgwim3DrjQ
13.30 Introduction and Welcome (Alison Mather)
Session 1 (Chair: Marcela Hernandez)
13.35 Maria C. Hernandez-Sorian (JIC)
Can buried traits in the wheat rhizosphere tune microbiome cycling of nitrogen?
13.50 Dipali Singh (QIB)
Genome-scale metabolic modelling approach to investigate the survival of Campylobacter jejuni.
14.05 Leila Gul (EI)
Development of an integrated, reproducible and scalable bioinformatic pipeline to infer microbe-host interaction networks from metagenomic profiles and host responses
14.20 Alba Pacheco-Moreno (JIC)
Unravelling the mysterious relationship between barley and rhizosphere Pseudomonas sp.
14.35 Rachel Gilroy (QIB)
Extensive microbial diversity within the chicken gut microbiome revealed by metagenomics and culture
14.50 Short Break
Session 2: (Chair: Falk Hildebrand)
15.00 Samuel Martin (EI)
Capturing variation in metagenomic assemblies with MetaCortex
15.15 Lianna Poghosyan (UEA)
Metagenomic profiling of ammonia- and methane-oxidizin microorganisms in two sequential rapid sand filters.
15.30 Sam Prudence (JIC)
Exploring the core microbial taxa within the wheat root Microbiome
15.45 Robert James (QIB)
Molecular methods for metagenomics
16.00 Short Break
Session 3: Plenary Seminar (Chair: Colin Murrell)
16.05 Prof Ashley Shade
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, USA
Genome-centric analyses of seasonal phyllosphere microbiome activities in perennial crops
16.55 Final Discussions and Close of Workshop