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4th Annual Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting

October 3, 2012 8:00AM to October 5, 2012 5:00PM
Presenter 
Argonne National Laboratory
Location 
Building Offsite
Type 
Meeting
Series 
The 4th Annual Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting will take place Wednesday, Oct. 3, through Friday, Oct. 5, at the Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, IL. Over 140 microbiologists, soil ecologists, and computational scientists are expected to attend to collaborate and present original research and discuss all aspects of soil metagenomics.

Recent advances in DNA sequencing technology have enabled access to staggering volumes of information about soil microbial communities. The challenge now lies in interpreting such data to develop a conceptual model of how microbes shape larger-scale processes. The goal for the 2012 workshop is to discuss how to avoid producing “complicated” data as we strive to understand microbial communities that are extremely complex.