Meeting Report: The 2nd Annual Argonne Soils Workshop, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago USA, October 6-8, 2010
|Title||Meeting Report: The 2nd Annual Argonne Soils Workshop, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago USA, October 6-8, 2010|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||O'Brien, S, Glass, EM, Brulc, JM, Gilbert, JA, Antonopoulos, DA, Meyer, F|
|Journal||Standards in Genomic Sciences|
This report summarizes the proceedings of the 2nd Annual Argonne Soils Workshop held at Argonne National Laboratory October 6-8, 2010. The workshop assembled a diverse group of soil ecologists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, and computational scientists to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to implementation of metagenomics approaches in soil microbial ecology. The overarching theme of the workshop was \"designing ecologically meaningful soil metagenomics research,\" which encouraged presentations on both ecological and computational topics. The workshop fostered valuable cross-discipline communication and delivered the message that soil metagenomics research must be based on an iterative process between biological inquiry and bioinformatics tools.