(Tuesdays & Thursdays - 02/01, 02/03, 02/08, 02/10 from 6:30pm - 8:30 pm)
Biology + Data Science Training Project
Microbial Species Analysis and Applications in Research, Medicine & Biotech Industry
Presenter: Paul Scheid
8 CTLE hours; a laptop with internet is required.
Suggested for college, high school and middle school teachers who are familiar with cell biology.
Registration is open to members for no fee and non-members for $5/session ($20). Payment by Credit Card only.
[Consider joining STANYS for $49/yr]
Registration will be available through January 30th
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Metagenomics—the analysis of biological samples containing thousands of microscopic species (i.e. microbiomes)—has a wide range of applications: from identifying enzymes that break down environmental toxins to surveilling hospitals for drug-resistant pathogens.
In this online workshop, participants will learn how to bioinformatically characterize, quantify and visualize the species composition of microbiome samples from raw data to completed analysis. (Samples were generated by Cornell Medical Center scientists.)
The group will discuss their results, applications of this computational biology analysis method, and ways to integrate these concepts into the classroom.
There are 4 sessions planned for Tuesday & Thursdays over two consecutive weeks.
BIO: Paul Scheid is the Founder of MILRD. He is an experienced educator (10+ years), molecular biology researcher (15+ years), and entrepreneur (6+ years). Previously, he cofounded Solvuu—a genomics software company—and led the Genomics Core Lab at NYU's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology.
Website: https://milrd.org/ https://milrd.org/vtp-projects/#metagenomics-microbial-surveillance