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Karoline Faust: Principle, problems and applications of microbial network inference

Seminar: Center for Electromicrobiology and section for microbiology

21.01.2019 | Anne Kirstine Mehlsen

Dato man 04 feb
Tid 15:00 16:00
Sted Center for Electromicrobiology, Ny Munkegade, building 1540-116

Speaker: Karoline Faust, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Modern sequencing technology allows determining the relative abundances of microbial community members across space and time. Community profiling experiments have been carried out for thousands of samples from a variety of ecosystems, ranging from the ocean to the human gut. This large sample number opens the way to exploratory data analysis. As an exploratory technique, microbial association network inference attempts to detect microbial relationships from the abundance patterns of hundreds of microbial taxa measured across many samples. This talk will present the general idea of microbial network inference, will discuss its challenges and limitations and will give examples for insights that can be gained from inferred microbial networks.

Institut for Bioscience, Medarbejdere, Mikrobiologi