2020 C-DEBI Virtual Annual Meeting Participants

Virtual Meeting Series

Building on the enthusiasm of our first virtual annual meeting in 2020, we continue to bring the C-DEBI community together through a virtual meeting series. These virtual events are held monthly during the first week of each month, with a regular rotation of science workshops and professional development workshops. Each workshop contains 90 minutes of programming, including plenary presentations by invited speakers, a community building breakout session, and a plenary Q&A session. To foster an open environment for data sharing and discussion, sessions will not be recorded.

The layout of the 90-minute meetings (all 9:30 – 11:00AM Pacific Time) is anticipated to be:

  • Welcome (10 minutes)
  • Community building ice breaker (10 minutes; in breakout rooms if the group is large)
  • Plenary talk(s) (30 minutes)
  • Open Q&A (30 minutes)
  • Wrap up (10 minutes)
C-DEBI is committed to providing a virtual meeting space where all participants feel welcome, safe, and included. By registering for and attending the meeting, you agree to review and abide by our non-discriminatory code of conduct.

Upcoming Meetings

Friday June 3, 2022 (9:30 – 11:00AM Pacific Time)
The Many Ways to Use Anvi’o, a Platform for Microbial ‘Omics [Register for Connection Information]

Iva Veseli (University of Chicago)
Cheaper, higher-quality sequencing technologies have made ‘omics analyses – metagenomics, pangenomics, phylogenomics, and more – central to investigations of microbial ecology and evolution. Anvi’o is a community-driven software platform enabling integrated analyses and interactive visualization of these multi-’omic data. It offers a versatile set of programs for working with sequence data that researchers can mix and match according to their research questions. While this can present a steeper learning curve than a simple data-in-results-out pipeline, it is not as difficult as you might think. We will discuss the various ways to learn and use anvi’o, and how these strategies fit different research needs and users with different levels of computational experience.

Previous Meetings

See the previous virtual series topics and speakers

Organizing Committee

If you are an early career researcher (student, postdoc, junior faculty, etc.) who would like to help coordinate these events, please contact us!

Sajjad Akam, Iowa State University
James Bradley, Queen Mary University of London
Joy Buongiorno, Maryville College
Beth Orcutt, C-DEBI Senior Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Rosalynn Sylvan, C-DEBI Managing Director, University of Southern California