This IFCPAR/CEFIPRA-funded workshop, to which will participate both Indian and French scientists, represents an opportunity to present recent developments, exchange ideas and discuss research opportunities in the fast evolving research field of functional metagenomics.

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Participants from the fields of microbiology, ecology, biotechnology, bioinformatics or nanotechnology will illustrate the multidisciplinary facet of functional metagenomics to address questions related to ecosystem functioning, environmental remediation or the discovery of novel biotalalysts.

Program

Wednesday 6th February

  • 8:30 – 10:00 am Registration & Coffee
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Welcome address
  • 10:30 – Session 1: Functional screening of metagenomes (Chair: R. Sharma, H. Blotière)
    • 10:30 Gabrielle POTOCKI-VERONESE - High-throughput functional metagenomics for enzyme discovery
    • 11:00 Chaitanya JOSHI - Rumen and gut microbiome studies in livestock and poultry
    • 11:30 Patricia LUIS - Exploring the functional diversity of sugar transporters in fungal communities using an environmental genomics approach based on the functional complementation of a sugar transport-deficient S. cerevisiae mutant by soil cDNA libraries.
  • 12:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:00 Session 1 (continue)
    • 14:00 Denis FAURE - Functional metagenomics extended the diversity of quorumquenching enzymes.
  • 14:30 Session 2: Microbial biotechnology from and for environment (Chair: R. Marmeisse, P. Sar)
    • 14:30 Laurence FRAISSINET-TACHET, Rajiv YADAV, Sudhakar M REDDY - Environmental metatranscriptomics: A source for isolation of novel genes involved in metal tolerance (an illustration of a CFIPRA-funded collaborative project)
    • 15:45 Rakesh SHARMA, Metagenomics for Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology
  • 16:15 Coffee Break
  • 16:45 Session 2 (continue)
    • 16:45 Prashant S PHALE - Evolution and Compartmentalization of Carbaryl Degradation Pathway in Pseudomonas sp. strain C5pp
  • 17:15 Session 3 Bioinformatics for metagenomics mining (Chair: M. Krishnamohan, P. Peyret)
    • 17:15 Alessandra CARBONE - Many probabilistic models are better than one: a new look into Metagenomic Data and functional annotation
    • 17:45 Sharmila S MANDE - Human microbiome and health
    • 17:45 Eric PELLETIER - Ocean ‘omics: A path to large scale analysis of marine organisms
    • 18:15 Vincent LOMBARD - Metagenomic analysis of carbohydrate-active enzymes

Thersday 7th February

  • 8:30 – Session 4: The human microbiome (Chair: S.S. Mande, D. Bouchon)
    • 8:30 Yogesh S. SHOUCHE - Human Microbiome: Indian Perspective
    • 9:00 Hervé BLOTIERE - A Functional Metagenomic approach to decipher microbiotia / intestinal barrier cross-talk
    • 9:30 Krishna M MEDICHERLA - Microbiome diversity analysis in subclinical and clinical Rheumatic Heart Disease in school going children
    • 10:00 Bhabatosh DAS - Role of the gut microbiome of healthy population in the emergence of resistant enteric pathogens
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Round table 1: Research funding in France/India, research opportunities in metagenomics (Chair: D. Faure, Y. S. Souche)
  • 12:15 Lunch Break
  • 14:00 Visit of the Herbarium (+ group photo)
  • 15:00 – Session 5: Microbial ecosystem functioning (Chair: S.M. Reddy, E. Pelletier)
    • 15:00 Tom DELMONT - Nitrogen-fixing populations of Planctomycetes and Proteobacteria are abundant in surface ocean metagenomes
    • 15:30 Pinaki SAR - Metagenomic roadmap to deep biosphere within the crystalline earth crust
    • 16:00 Didier BOUCHON - Lignocellulose degradation at the holobiont level: teamwork in a keystone soil invertebrate
  • 16:30 Coffee Break
    • 17:00 Stéphane UROZ - Functional characterization of the soil microbiome in relation with soil properties
    • 17:30 Cécile LEPERE - “Omic” approaches to decipher microbial eukaryotes function in freshwater lake ecosystems
    • 18:00 Christoph KEUSCHNIG - An example study on the potential of co-occurrence networks in meta-transcriptomic studies

Friday 8th February

  • 9:00 – Session 6: Novel approaches in metagenomics (Chair: C. Lepère, C. Jochi)
    • 9:00 Thomas BENEYTON / Jean-Christophe BARET - Droplet-based microfluidics for functional metagenomics
    • 9:30 Pierre PEYRET – Sequence capture by hybridization
    • 10:00 Nicolas CHEMIDLIN PREVOST-BOURE - The biogeography of soil microorganisms
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Round table 2: Metagenomics 4.0, the future of functional metagenomics (Chair: R. Marmeisse, S.M. Reddy)
  • 12:15 Lunch and departure

Scientific committee

Roland MARMEISSE, CNRS - Université Lyon 1

Sudhakar M. REDDY, Thapar University

Pierre PEYRET, Université Clermont Auvergne - INRA

Organizing committee

Roland MARMEISSE

Patricia LUIS

Laurence FRAISSINET-TACHET

Laurent VALLON

Maria-André LAVITAL

Danis ABROUK

Stéphane MICHALAK

Dominique BOULANGER

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