February meeting

It’s with great excitement that we will be holding our first meeting of 2021! This will be a virtual meeting with two short presentations.

Join us on Wednesday, February 10, at 4:30 PM to learn more about quite interesting bioinformatics subjects. You will have the pleasure to hear,

 

– 4:30, Zineb Mohssine, Metagenomic analysis of the marine ecosystem microbiome.
– 5:00, Assya Trofimov, Factorized embeddings learns rich and biologically meaningful embedding spaces using factorized tensor decomposition

 

Metagenomic is a branch of bioinformatics which studies the diversity of organisms that can not be seen under the microscope or grown in culture.  Zineb will talk about the history of metagenomic, the diversity of the marine ecosystem and the techniques used to generate insights about the organisms living in water samples.

Assya is interested in representation learning for genomics.  She will talk about the deep learning algorithm she developed (reference below) for dimensionality reduction.  Applied to RNA-Seq dataset, the factorized embeddings can be seen as a compressed version of the data, but one that retains the meaningful biological information associated with the genes and the samples.

We will use jitsi for the meeting (see the link on the Meetup Page).

The event will also be streamed on YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/oOQNrtTir8E

You can register for the meeting on our  Meetup Page, or by sending an email to info@monbug.ca.  And contact us via Meetup or email if you would like to present to a future event.  We are always looking for enthusiast and enthusiastic presenters.

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Trofimov et al., Factorized embeddings learns rich and biologically meaningful embedding spaces using factorized tensor decomposition, Bioinformatics, July 2020, Pages i417–i426, https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa488

 

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