Microbiome research is currently one of the most dynamic fields in life sciences. It is of high relevance for (precision) medicine, global change research, microbial ecology, biotechnology and other areas. With a special session at ISMB 2017 (SST02) we have kick-started the new MICROBIOME COSI, which is supposed to establish a platform for developers and users of computational methods in microbiome research within the ISCB.


  • Alice McHardy (CAMI steering committee)
  • Alexander Sczyrba (CAMI steering committee)