Phenotype Prediction in Bacteria

This is a block pro-/seminar covering topics related to phenotype prediction in bacteria.

Tutor: Valentina Galata


Registration from April 19th, 2017 to April 26th, 2017 HERE
Kick-off meeting [optional] June 26th, 2017 at 16:00 c.t. in E2.1, room 206
Deadline to register in HISPOS OR de-register from seminar July 17th, 2017 (3 weeks after the kick-off meeting)
Deadline for feedback * [optional] July 30th, 2017
Presentations August 30th, 2017 at 09:00 c.t. in E2.1, room 206
Summary submission deadline September 6th, 2017

* If you would like to get feedback about your slides, e.g. to improve your presentation before the talk, send your slides to the tutor before the feedback deadline. We strongly encourage you to take this opportunity. Before sending in the slides, check out our presentations guidelines (presentation guidelines, presentation guidelines checklist). Please note: The more complete the submitted presentation the more helpful the feedback can be. Please try to avoid submitting half-finished slides.

Hint Your slides will make up a substantial part of the final grade. Reading and paying attention to the provided presentation guidelines (see above) will help you to get an impression of which aspects are relevant for the evaluation. Disregarding many of the points listed in the guidelines may negatively affect your grade.

Place and Time:

  • E2.1, room 206, 09:00 c.t.

Requirements for participation:

  • Proseminar: at least in 3rd semester, Bioinformatics I

Certificate requirements:

  • Successful presentation:
    • Talk: 30 minutes (proseminar); 40 minutes (seminar)
    • Questions from the audience after the presentation
  • Attendance to all presentations
  • Submitting a summary (can have an impact on the final grade):
    • Short description of the presented topic(s)
    • Ca. 2 pages of text, i.e. excluding title (page), references, figures, tables etc.
    • No figures or tables required
    • Main structure: title page, main text, references

Final grade:

  • Based on the given presentation (see “Certificate requirements”)
  • May be influenced by the submitted summary


Nr. Presentation Topic Participant
1 Seminar Improvements to PATRIC, the all-bacterial Bioinformatics Database and Analysis Resource Center, Antimicrobial Resistance Prediction in PATRIC and RAST Muhammad H.
2 Seminar From Genomes to Phenotypes: Traitar, the Microbial Trait Analyzer Andreas D.
3 Proseminar Microbial strain-level population structure and genetic diversity from metagenomes Jennifer C.
4 Seminar Pangenome-wide and molecular evolution analyses of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa species Samira G. G.
5 Seminar Benchmarking of methods for identification of antimicrobial resistance genes in bacterial whole genome data Khushboo A.
6 Seminar Sequence element enrichment analysis to determine the genetic basis of bacterial phenotypes Harry R.