Friday February 4, 2022 (9:30 – 11:00AM Pacific Time)
METABOLIC Bioinformatics Tool
Karthik Anantharaman, Zhichao Zhou, and Patricia Tran (University of Wisconsin)

In the recent decade, metagenomics and single-cell genomics have significantly changed our understanding of the microbial world, especially uncultured microbial taxa. While advanced genomic approaches have allowed scientists to discover a rich diversity of microorganisms from diverse settings, bioinformatic tools which could help us to interpret and organize genomic blueprints into metabolism and biogeochemistry at the individual and community scales are necessary to facilitate research in diverse fields. METABOLIC is a newly developed scalable metabolic and biogeochemical functional trait profiler to comprehensively study microbial metabolism and interactions using genome data.

In this talk, we will present the capabilities of METABOLIC that can enable (1) Metabolic and biogeochemical analyses for genomes and microbial communities, and (2) Visualization of biogeochemical cycling potential and community-scale functional networks.

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