SeqBiome is proud to have sponsored a conference on the next-generation bioinformatics tools for microbiome research hosted at the beautiful Aula Maxima at University College Cork. It was hosted jointly by one of the world’s largest microbiome institutes APC Microbiome Ireland and the COST Action ML4Microbiome, which is led by CEO Marcus Claesson and has 170 members across 35 countries. The aim of this 4-year Action is to¬†optimise, standardise and disseminate best practice of Machine Learning for analysing human microbiome data.

In addition to progressing this highly cross-disciplinary field and network, ML4Microbiome has trained a large number of young researchers in these sciences, whereas others have obtained means to carry out guest research projects across European labs.