Computational Approaches in Bacterial Resistance Research

This is a block (pro)seminar covering topics related to bacterial antibiotic resistance.

Tutor: Valentina Galata


  • Registration: From October 20th to 27th, 2015 HERE
  • Deadline: 1st version of the slides: December 14th, 2015
  • Presentations: January 18th, 2016
  • Deadline: Summary: January 25th, 2016

Place and Time: E2.1, room 406, 10:00 a.m. s.t. (changed)

Requirements for participation:

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

Certificate requirements:

  • Submitting the first version of the slides (see presentation guidelines)
  • Successful presentation:
    • Talk: 30 minutes (proseminar); 40 minutes (seminar)
    • Questions from the audience after the presentation
  • Attendance to all presentations
  • Submitting a summary (ca. 2 pages)

Topics: The presentation should cover all papers assigned to a topic.

Nr. Presentation Topic Participant
1 Seminar 1) The comprehensive antibiotic resistance database; 2) ARDB–Antibiotic Resistance Genes Database Jannik L.
2 Seminar 1) Improved annotation of antibiotic resistance determinants reveals microbial resistomes cluster by ecology; 2) ARG-ANNOT, a new bioinformatic tool to discover antibiotic resistance genes in bacterial genomes (Canceled)
3 Proseminar 1) Inferring Horizontal Gene Transfer; 2) HGTector: an automated method facilitating genome-wide discovery of putative horizontal gene transfers Louisa S.
4 Proseminar 1) Predicting antimicrobial susceptibilities for Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates using whole genomic sequence data; 2) Prediction of Staphylococcus aureus antimicrobial resistance by whole-genome sequencing Eva-Maria P.
5 Seminar Dissecting vancomycin-intermediate resistance in staphylococcus aureus using genome-wide association Jeenu J.
6 Proseminar Classification and quantification of bacteriophage taxa in human gut metagenomes Maximilian G.