The rapid advancement of DNA sequencing technologies has revolutionized our ability to understand complex microbial communities in diverse habitats. This engaging webinar explores the latest developments and challenges in microbiome research methods, providing critical insights into the inhabitants of various microbiomes and their potential functions. Key topics include reproducibility and controls in microbiome research, the advancements in Oxford Nanopore long-read sequencing technology, and the role of the microbial rare biosphere.
Webinar Details: Chair: Max Häggblom, Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Speaker 1: Bastian V H Hornung, Center for Microbiome Analyses and Therapeutics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands Author of: “Issues and current standards of controls in microbiome research”
Speaker 2: Lee J. Kerkhof; Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, USA Author of: “Is Oxford Nanopore sequencing ready for analyzing complex microbiomes?”
Speakers 3 and 4: Francisco Pascoal and Catarina Magalhães, CIIMAR Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, Portugal Authors of: “The microbial rare biosphere: current concepts, methods and ecological principles”
This webinar is part of a series presented by FEMS in collaboration with OUP.