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Mastering Metagenomics: Advanced Strategies for Comprehensive Data Analysis

Unlike traditional Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), which focuses on the analysis of individual organisms, metagenomic NGS (mNGS) must accurately distinguish between microbial, host and other contaminating genetic material.  Moreover, because of the relatively small number of microbial reads compared to host reads, databases must be carefully constructed otherwise computational errors may result in misinterpretation of mNGS data. 

In this Micro-Webinar, we first outline the complexities of mNGS data analysis, then demonstrate a streamlined bioinformatic pipeline called PaRTI-Cular and also discuss how PaRTI-Cular is easy to implement, cost-effective and compliant with global data security requirements.

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Mengchu Wu, CEO & Co-founder of Micronbrane Medical

Dr. Mengchu Wu

Co-Founder and CEO of Micronbrane Medical

Mengchu is the Co-founder, CEO and Chairwoman of the Board of Micronbrane Medical.  She held executive positions at Health GeneTech, Personal Genomics and Vela Diagnostics after earning her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the UMass Chan School of Medicine.

Dr. Amit Shah CEO and Founder of Basepair

Dr. Amit Sinha

CEO and Founder of Basepair

Before starting Basepair, Amit was an instructor at Harvard Medical School and a visiting investigator at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center after earning his Ph.D. in machine learning and genomics at the University of Cincinnati.