Data Analysis On Day One - Taxonomic and Functional Microbiome Profiling with the Microbial Genomics Pro Suite

Jan 24, 2017 1:00 PM–2:00 PM (EST)
Duration: 1hrs

In this webinar we will introduce the scientist-friendly Microbial Genomics Pro Suite offering workflows optimized for microbiome profiling, microbial typing and outbreak analysis. The workflows and tools for microbial genomics introduced with this software package are further extending the comprehensive set of genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics analysis solutions that researchers know from CLC Genomics Workbench.

The webinar will focus on how users can, with few simple steps, analyze 16S rRNA data to obtain and compare taxonomic profiles of microbial communities. You will also learn how to assemble and annotate metagenomes to generate functional profiles, and how to carry out statistical comparisons of relative abundance between sample groups in the context of experiment-relevant metadata.

Arne Materna, PhD.

A microbiologist by training, Arne Materna has received his doctoral degree from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and his postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, Arne’s research focused on techniques to study the ecology and evolution of microbial communities. Arne later joined Pacific Biosciences as systems architect responsible for the system level modeling of the biochemistry/molecular biology front-end of a new NGS device. In 2012 Arne has joined CLC bio, now a part of the QIAGEN family. As Director for microbial genomics and metagenomics at QIAGEN, Arne is responsible for bioinformatics solutions tailored to the needs of microbiologists.
Andreas Sand, PhD.

Andreas Sand received both his Master degree in computer science and his Ph.D. in bioinformatics from Aarhus University, Denmark, focusing on high–performance algorithms for a range of bioinformatics problems. Andreas joined the high-performance computing group in QIAGEN Bioinformatics in 2014 as a senior bioinformatics scientist and project manager, leading the development effort behind our read mapper and de novo assembly products. Today, Andreas is Product Owner for the full range of microbial genomics products being developed by QIAGEN Bioinformatics. In this role, Andreas is leading the engineering team developing our microbial genomics products. He is the primary responsible for keeping our products useful and designing and implementing new features in such a way that they fulfil the needs of both existing and new customers.