I just got back from an excellent conference which was organised by the Simons foundation, Eric Alm’s lab and the Bonneau lab. It was mainly about the technical details of microbiome data analysis and the statistical challenges this kind of data presents us with. We heard some amazing talks about how to deal with compositional data (almost all microbiome data is inherently compositional due the sampling procedure), and about statistical procedures that can account for this.
Poster of my recent work
Our lab was the kind of the odd one out because we mostly do metabolomics, although we have started venturing into metagenomics and the microbiome recently and bough a few sequencers as well. Anyway, I got to present my work in poster format, so if you’re interested here it is. It’s a brief overview of what I’ve been working on in the past year. Let me know if you have any feedback or questions.