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"Microbial Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics"

Event Date: 
Tue, 2011-12-13 00:00 - Fri, 2011-12-16 00:00

Workshop on "Microbial Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics"

IMBG – HCMR, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
13 December – 16 December 2011

Introduction to Systems Biology: Gene networks, Metabolic networks, Protein Networks, The future of Biology

Event Date: 
Wed, 2011-11-16 09:00 - Sat, 2011-11-19 18:00

Introduction to Systems Biology
by Prof. Christos Ouzounis
Principal Investigator, CERTH Thessalonica, Greece &
Visiting Professor, The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular
& Biomolecular Research (CCBR), University of Toronto, Canada


1. Thursday 17/11/2011
09:30 - 11:00 - Gene networks
12:00 - 13:30 - Metabolic networks

2. Friday 18/11/2011
09:30 - 11:00 - Protein Networks
12:00 - 13:30 - The future of Biology

Video gallery of MicroCT scans

A video gallery of organisms scanned with the SkyScan 1172 MicroCT is available at the MARBIGEN site.

The videos are also available in a 3D version, for which red-blue 3D glasses are needed.

MicroCT Seminar by SkyScan

From 11.-14. October 2011, Jeroen Hostens of SkyScan gave a 3-day training seminar on the usage of the SkyScan 1172 MicroCT scanner installed in the facilities of IMBG. The training covered the handling and staining of specimens, scanning parameters, reconstruction of 3D images, creation of 3D models and the analyis software.

Genomics in Biodiversity

Event Date: 
Fri, 2011-09-16 00:00 - 18:00

DNA sequencing and genotyping technologies are advancing very fast, with the development
of novel methodologies and machinery and the utilization of new types of molecular markers

MicroCT arrived!

Our brand new Micro-Computertomograph (a SkyScan 1172) arrived! It has already been installed and the first test scans have been run! Dates for a public seminar will be announced soon.

Introduction to Programming in Python

Event Date: 
Wed, 2011-06-15 09:00 - Fri, 2011-06-24 18:00

The course is intended for students, researchers and/other academic personnel with minimal or no programming knowledge who wish to obtain a basic understanding of programming principles and hands-on experience.

The course will explain how to design and implement basic algorithms using the Python programming language.

Contact Details
Anastasis Oulas (
Evangelos Pafilis (
Jacques Lagnel (


Wed, 15 June 2011 - 17.00 - 20.00 - Session 1 - Introduction to Programming Using Python

Microbial Community Ecology

Event Date: 
Wed, 2011-06-01 09:00 - Fri, 2011-06-03 18:30

Christopher Quince:
Extracting ecological signal from noise: an introduction to tools for the analysis of high throughput sequencing data from microbial communities

Wednesday 1st June
10:00 - 12:00 Introduction to Linux (J. Lagnel)

Thursday 2nd June
10:00 – 11:00 Introduction and initial computer set-up
11:00 – 12:00 Noise removal from Pyrosequenced Amplicons
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 OTU construction, total diversities and sampling efforts
14:00 – 15:00 AmpliconNoise tutorial
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee

Welcome to our new researchers!

We are happy to welcome our first two new researchers that have been employed within the MARBIGEN project!

MARBIGEN Website online

The project website of the MARBIGEN project is online. Some sections are still under development, but we are confident that the site will be finalized until the end of April.

The website has been built using the Content Management System Drupal.

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