This is a block pro-/seminar covering topics related to research in microbiology including studies of bacteria and viruses, isolates and microbiomes.
Tutor: Valentina Galata

Registration *from October 16th to 23rd, 2018: REGISTER HERE
Kick-off meeting [optional]October 26th, 2018 – 3 p.m. (s.t.) in E2.1, room 206
Deadline to register in HISPOS OR de-register from seminar *November 16th, 2018 (3 weeks after the kick-off meeting)
Deadline for feedback ** [optional]January 22nd, 2019
PresentationsFebruary 19th, 2019 (E2.1, room 206, at 09:15 a.m.)
Summary submission deadlineFebruray 26th, 2019
* If you want to deregister from the seminar, please send the tutor an email irrespectively whether you (de)registered in HISPOS or not.

** 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, at 09:15 a.m.

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 tutors/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, tables or formulas 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


1SeminarDisease Classification in Metagenomics with 2D Embeddings and Deep LearningIlya S.
2A standardized bacterial taxonomy based on genome phylogeny substantially revises the tree of life
3SeminarPseudoalignment for metagenomic read assignmentMalte G.
4SeminarClustering huge protein sequence sets in linear timeTrang D.
5SeminarMetaPalette: a k-mer Painting Approach for Metagenomic Taxonomic Profiling and Quantification of Novel Strain VariationJérémy A.
6SeminarBMC3C: Binning Metagenomic Contigs using Codon usage, sequence Composition and read CoverageEva-Maria P.
7SeminarAdditional talk from other seminarItrat R.