WoM 2023 Workshops

Part of the scientific program of this year’s World of Microbiome Conference are two not-to-miss workshops. Scroll down to learn more about each of them and secure your place for these outstanding sessions.

*Registration for the workshops is available only to WoM 2023 registered onsite participants. Places are limited and additional registration fee for each workshop applies. 

You can proceed to your registration here.

Workshop attendees will need to bring only a laptop with installed browser.

WEDNESDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2023 | 16:00 - 19:30
Location: Einstein 1 Hall

Clinical and Translational Microbiome Studies Bootcamp

A workshop by Prof. Kjersti Aagaard’s and Prof. Omry Koren’s labs

1. Microbiome study design (with active learning)

  • human clinical studies & basics of human study design
  • animal models for “humanized” microbiome manipulation
  • special case of low biomass samples

2. Statistics (with active learning)

  • power analysis
  • clinical metadata considerations
  • basic biostats for human studies

3. Sample collections – animal; human; organizing samples

4. Data projection and visualization


Kjersti Aagaаrd

Professor and Principal Investigator, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Omry Koren

Professor and Principal Investigator, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Sondra Turjeman

Researcher and Lab Manager, Koren Lab, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Michael Jochum

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Erin Bolte

PhD candidate, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

THURSDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2023 | 09:00 - 12:30
Location: Einstein 1 Hall

Introduction to Shotgun Metagenomic Data Аnalysis with bioBakery

А workshop by Prof. Nicola Segata’s lab

1. Intro into Computational Metagenomics

2. Setting of the the computational environment

3. Quantitative taxonomic profiling of metagenomices with MetaPhlAn

4. Strain-level microbiome analysis with StrainPhlAn

5. Integrated analyses and meta-analyses with curatedMetagenomicData

Workshop Description

This course will provide an introduction to the profiling of microbial communities from shotgun WGS samples, through a combination of lectures and hands-on lab sessions. Course participants will learn how to process raw sequencing reads through state of the art bioinformatic methods in order to extract the fundamental infromation about taxonomical profiles, strain identification and tracking. With the use of integrative statistical analysis, comparison of different samples and environments will be performed, aimed at the extraction of quantitative biological results.


Nicola Segata

Professor and Principal Investigator, Department CIBIO, University of Trento, Italy

Francesco Asnicar

Postdoctoral Researcher in CIBIO, University of Trento, Italy

Niccolò Carlino

PhD candidate, Department CIBIO, University of Trento, Italy