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WEBINAR: Plankton Genomics - Multidisciplinary data mining to assess plankton distributions

Blue-Cloud is introducing "Plankton Genomics", the demonstrator led by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and created by the Faculty of Sciences at Sorbonne University, with contributions from Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). Data from leading infrastructures such as the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) and EcoTaxa is employed in this demonstrator.

Climate Change and Environment
Food and Natural Resources
23 April 2021 - 23 April 2021
Pisa, Italy

With this webinar, we are concluding the series of introductions to the five Blue-Cloud real-life demonstrators. Experts from the partners involved will provide the most relevant details about the technical and conceptual issues that are being tackled thanks to the Blue-Cloud framework.

We are introducing "Plankton Genomics" on 23 April 2021 at 14:00 CEST, the demonstrator led by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and created by the Faculty of Sciences at Sorbonne University, with contributions from Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). Data from leading infrastructures such as the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) and EcoTaxa is employed in this demonstrator.

The aim of the plankton genomic demonstrator is to showcase a deep assessment of plankton distributions by mining data across biomolecular, imaging and environmental domains. It will draw on the outputs of initiatives such as Tara Oceans and will focus on two key objectives:

Notebook 1 - Species and functions discovery:
Discovery of as yet undescribed biodiversity from genetic and morphological signals from the characterisation of their geographical distributions, co-occurrences/exclusions and correlation with environmental contexts.

Notebook 2 - Biodiversity and ecology:
Exploration of genetic and morphological markers of plankton diversity and abundance, in particular the new ones discovered above, to predict their spatiotemporal distribution and serve as high-resolution EOVs for biological processes.

Register here: https://www.blue-cloud.org/events/webinar-plankton-genomics

Draft Agenda
14:00 - Introduction, Blue-Cloud vision and mission by Sara Pittonet Gaiarin (Trust-IT Services)
14:05 - Introduction to the Plankton genomics demonstrator - Tara Oceans and the use of its data in the Blue Cloud by Stéphane Pesant (EMBL-EBI)
14:10 - 1st Notebook - Discovery of known and unknown genetic entities by Pavla Debeljak (Sorbonne Université)
14:35 - 2nd Notebook - Next steps: extrapolation to unsampled parts of the ocean by Jean-Olivier Irisson (Sorbonne Université)
14:40 - Questions & Answers

Register here: https://www.blue-cloud.org/events/webinar-plankton-genomics

Keywords

plankton, biology, biodiversity, genomics, open science, ocean