EMBO Practical Course: Integrated multi-omic analyses of microbial communities (2020-03-16)


Microbiome research efforts have endeavoured to resolve the genomic complement of mixed microbial communities. Building on this, the characterization of additional “omes”, e.g., metatranscriptome, metaproteome, and metametabolome, provides synergistic information to further our functional understanding of individual members of the microbial communities as well as of their interactions.

This EMBO Practical Course is aimed at early-stage researchers (PhD students, early PostDocs) with prior expertise in one (or more) of these “omes” who are planning to perform multi-omics studies of microbiota. Participants will receive dedicated training on how to integrate the discrete omic data and how linking all this information can provide novel insights into microbiological systems. The course should assist them in experimental design, method selection, and data analysis. Lectures introducing the individual topics and techniques will be followed by hands-on training on state-of-the-art computational analysis tools, thereby enabling the participants to immediately apply the newly gained knowledge.

This 8 day course will be held at the Alvisse Parc Hotel in Luxembourg from March 16 through March 23, 2020. Details of the program and further information are available from the official course website.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own experimental plans and/or data for discussions and for receiving feedback. Special emphasis will be put on the demonstration and implementation of practices for reproducible computational research.


Registration is closed.


Paul Wilmes, Anna Heintz-Buschart, Cedric Laczny, Roland Krause, Alexander Probst


Cedric Laczny