Session 4: Taxonomy part 1

In this fourth session, we look at different approaches to profile microbiomes in terms of the present taxa, using metagenomics read data. It comprises these topics:

  • an introduction into the aims and particular requirements

  • a touch of taxonomy

  • a brief reminder of mapping of metagenomics reads

  • a look at non-alignment based profilers

  • how taxonomic profilers are benchmarked

  • what we can do with this output

The recording is available on the University of Amsterdam’s media site. You can find the slides here: slides session 4.