Workshop: Discovery and phylogenetic characterization of animal viruses from metagenomic samples
24–25 October 2020
ISCB-LA SoIBio BioNetMX 2020 Virtual Symposium Workshop
In collaboration with the ISCB-LA SoIBio BioNetMX 2020 Virtual Symposium (Oct 28 – 29, 2020) we are pleased to announce this virtual workshop: Discovery and phylogenetic characterization of animal viruses from metagenomic samples
Bats notoriously harbor a large amount of viruses, many of which have the potential to cross the species barrier and cause disease in humans. In this workshop, we will use high-throughput sequencing datasets from bat specimens to carry out de novo assembly of coronavirus genomes. We will then conduct phylogenetic analyses to classify assembled genomes and carry out evolutionary analyses to identify specific regions within viruses that are rapidly evolving due to positive selection.
The virtual workshop will run 9:30AM – 1:30PM Mexican Central Time (CT) on October 24 & 25, 202. Information can be found here
Workshop registration is via the ISCB-Latin America SoIBio BioNetMX 2020 website.
Daniel Blanco (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Nicholas Meyerson (University of Colorado Boulder)
Miriam Jetzabel Bravo-López (Laboratorio Internacional de Investigación sobre el Genoma Humano)
Axel Guzmán-Solís (Cornell University)
Qing Yang (University of Colorado Boulder)