GORG Consortium Jamboree

Where: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine, USA.

When: May 1-5, 2023

Goals: Establish closer connections and collaborations between GORG-Dark researchers, discuss strategies and best practices for collaborative data analyses, and provide training in advanced computational tools for microbial single cell genomics.

Intended Audience: This event is limited to GORG-Consortium faculty, graduate students, post docs and professionals interested in learning about and working with GORG SAG data.

Course Chairs: Ramunas Stepanauskas and Julia Brown

Preliminary agenda:

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Bigelow Laboratory and microbial single cell genomics
  • Participant Research Symposium

Day 2: Using SAGs for analysis of meta’omic data:

  • GORG-Classifier software tutorial
  • Use of GORG-classifier to analyze participant data

Day 3: Identifying and removing quantitative biases in microbial genomics:

  • MAGs versus SAGs: quantitative biases intrinsic to various data types

Day 4: Teasing out signals within SAGs:

  • Identification of biosynthetic gene clusters within SAGs
  • Identification of viruses and other mobile elements

Day 5: Data visualization:

  • Participant demonstrations
  • Work in break-out groups and discussion

For inquiries or to sign up for e-mail updates please contact scgc.data@bigelow.org