The 8th Microbial Bioinformatics Hackathon Workshop at Bath

After a virtual edition last year due to the pandemic, CLIMB-BIG-DATA held its 8th Microbial Bioinformatics Hackathon from 11th – 13th of September in Bath city – together with BBSRC/FSA Food Safety Network – just before the 13th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM XIII), which was held in the same city.

The event brought together 25 key internationally renowned bioinformaticians and medical/molecular microbiologists, epidemiologists, and clinicians from 9 different countries to address targeted challenges in microbial bioinformatics and global public health; including:

  • Antimicrobial resistance in the food chain
  • Benchmarking datasets for bioinformatics tool validation
  • Scaling biological informatics methods

Organising Committee

Andrew Page, Quadram Institute Bioscience
Nabil-Fareed Alikhan, Quadram Institute Bioscience
Lee Katz, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
Maria Traka, Quadram Institute Bioscience
Sam Sheppard, University of Bath
Evangelos Mourkas, University of Bath
Mark Pallen, Quadram Institute Bioscience