Microbiome IT Conference 2020

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Toronto, Canada

Biostatistics & Bioinformatics for Modelling the Microbiome

Gaining more utility and clinical insights from microbiome data is a clear focus within the microbiome research community – and this requires the application of appropriate biostatistical methods and the development of new bioinformatic tools for analyzing large microbiome datasets. This inaugural congress will bring together leaders from across academia and industry to discuss biostatistical methods and cutting-edge bioinformatic tools for advancing microbiome research and product commercialization. Attendees will learn about biostatistical and bioinformatic challenges specific to the microbiome field, and will hear from microbiome-focused research groups about a wide array of new bioinformatics software, workflows, and applications for analysing metagenomic data.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Kristina Campbell
Principal at KC Microbiome Communications Group Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Professional science communicator Kristina Campbell covers gut microbiota science for online and print media. A member of Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, she writes and consults internationally and is also author of The Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook (Rockridge Press, 2016).

Kristina Campbell
Principal at KC Microbiome Communications Group Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Geoffrey Hannigan, PhD
Computational Biology, Merck Exploratory Science Center in Cambridge, MA

Experienced computational biologist in systems biology research group, with a strong background in both molecular and computational techniques, and a demonstrated history of microbiome research. Strong research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in translational research and the human microbiome from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Geoffrey Hannigan, PhD
Computational Biology, Merck Exploratory Science Center in Cambridge, MA
H. Bjørn Nielsen
Chief Scientific Officer at Clinical-Microbiomics

I have been a frontrunner in microbiome research and has extensive experience in analyzing, integrating and managing diverse types of omics data incl. microbiome shotgun, metabolomics, metatranscriptomics, transcriptomics and patient data. In addition I have a decade of project leading experience from international projects and a one-year leader education from Harvard Business School.

H. Bjørn Nielsen
Chief Scientific Officer at Clinical-Microbiomics
Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe
Ecology - Bioinformatics - Genetics - Statistics - Microbiology Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Calgary

• Microbial Ecology (Phyllosphere, Environmental samples)

• Community Ecology

• Plant Ecology (Functional traits, Intraspecific/Interspecific variation)

• Biostatistics & Bioinformatics (R, QIIME, SAS, Jump, SPSS, SQL, WinBUGS, Python, Mothur)

• Laboratory work (DNA extraction, Amplification)

• Animal model (Mice manipulation, gavage, injection, etc.)

Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe
Ecology - Bioinformatics - Genetics - Statistics - Microbiology Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Calgary

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