8th RoBioinfo Seminar: Study of Antimicrobial Resistance using Genomics

4 November, 2020

The Romanian Society of Bioinformatics and the West University of Timișoara are inviting junior and senior research scientists in Romania to attend a one-day virtual workshop on Genomics of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) on the 4th of November, 2020.

The first part of the event consists of lectures that present the importance of Genomics for understanding the spread of AMR. Please be aware that some of the talks will be delivered in Romanian. This will be emphasized in the Schedule published below.

The second part of the day consists of a hands-on session that will equip the participants with technical skills needed in the study of AMR.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ben Moore from the EMBL-EBI will deliver the hands-on sessions on how to use the Ensembl Genome Browser to explore bacterial genomics and how to use VEP to visualise genomic variants.

Please note that the following schedule is subject to change. The schedule is displayed according to local time in Bucharest (GMT+2).

Part One:

Time Title Speaker
10:00-10:30 GLASS Whole genome sequencing for AMR surveillance Jorge Raul Matheu Alvarez, WHO
10:30-10:50 „Genomic surveillance of extremely-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae across Europe” [Talk in English] Dr. Sophia David, Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
10:50-11:10 „Molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in ESKAPE pathogens” [Talk in Romanian] Dr. Ilda Barbu & Dr. Irina Gheorghe, ICUB (Research Institute of the University of Bucharest), Romania
11:10-11:30 Genomic studies of AMR in Romania [Talk in Romanian] Dr. Marius Surleac, Institutul National de Boli Infecțioase ”Prof. Dr. Matei Balș”, Romania
11:30-11:50 A uniformly processed archive of 661K bacterial assemblies [Talk in English] Dr. Grace Blackwell, EMBL-EBI & Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK

Part Two

Time Title Speaker
13:00-16:00 Ensembl workshop with focus on AMR [Workshop delivered in English] Dr. Ben Moore, EMBL-EBI, UK


For registration, please fill in this form.

Participation in this event is free of charge, however, registration is compulsory.


Monica Abrudan, Centre for Genomics Pathogen Surveillance at Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus

Marius Surleac, Institutul National de Boli Infecțioase ”Prof. Dr. Matei Balș”

Daniela Zaharie, West University of Timișoara

Irina Armean, EMBL-EBI

Robi Tăcutu, Institute of Biochemistry, Romanian Academy, Bucharest

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