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Metagenomics is the study of metagenomes, unprocessed genetic material residing in the most varied
sites, without separation into individual organisms. Metagenomic approaches to the study of biological
communities are quickly changing our understanding of the function and inter-relationships among
living organisms in ecosystems. The rapid advances in metagenomics are largely due to the hasty development
of high throughput platforms for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing, that need to be
accompanied by significant advances in data analysis techniques.
With this work, I intended to develop and apply new techniques for data analysis that can be applied
to large amounts of data generated by metagenomics. This document presents a proposal to address the
challenges posed by the storage and manipulation of such information types and the need to develop
new data analysis techniques that can be applied directly to this problem. For this purpose, there was
an intention to harness the power of parallel computing.
The target-result of this thesis was MetaGen-FRAME, a metagenomic framework capable of handling
heterogeneous data types (from DNA sequences to genome, proteome and metabolome annotations)
though the use of different data structures and computational approaches.
Date: 2013-Oct-31 Time: 14:30:00 Room: 336
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.