EBG Metagenomics Workshop

EBGs aim to advance the fields of both metagenomics and metaproteomics by providing training, better tools and new approaches. Since 2018, our team has staged an international workshop providing hands on training to twenty participants in the wetlab sessions and fifty participants in the bioinformatics sessions from many countries and institutions.


Pioneers of Metagenomics - Environment and Health minisymposium

Each year, during the workshop, we also hosted the half-day "Pioneers of Metagenomics - Environment and Health minisymposium" symposium, which is open to both workshop participants and University of Calgary students and researchers. Besides the workshop participants, 74 and 94 students and researchers registered for the event in 2018 and 2019, respectively. The symposium speakers were from the University of Calgary and other institutions. 

Topics and speakers from the past symposium events

Josh D. Neufeld

Dr. Josh D. Neufeld

Professor, Department of Biology

University of Waterloo, Canada

Title: Through a glass (less) darkly: resolving wastewater nitrification through metagenomics

Laura Sycuro

Dr. Laura Sycuro

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada

Title: Defining the vaginal microbiome with genome-resolved metagenomics: Have we opened Pandora’s Box?

Marc Strous

Dr. Marc Strous

Professor, Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science

University of Calgary, Canada

Title: Proteomics and stable isotopes to unravel the ecology of microbial mat microbiomes

Carolina Tropini

Dr. Carolina Tropini

Assistant Professor, SBME/Microbiology & Immunology, School of Biomedical Engineering

University of British Columbia,Canada

Title: Dynamics of microbiota communities during physical perturbation


Peter Dunfield

Dr. Peter Dunfield

Professor, Biological Sciences

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Title: Single-cell genomics of uncultured bacterial phyla in Canada's most extreme environments


Dr. Marie-Claire Arrieta

Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cumming School of Medicine

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Title: Gut microeukaryotes, a missing link in microbiome studies

Laura Hug

Dr. Laura Hug

Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Title: Bioremediation capacity in municipal waste sites identified through genome-resolved metagenomics


Dr. A. Murat Eren (Meren)

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Marine Biological Laboratory

University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Title: Microbial colonization dynamics in the human gut: from metagenome-assembled genomes to cultivars and back