Omics-driven genome annotation

Lille, March 31st 2017

This one-day symposium will focus on the contribution of Omics data (mainly the high throughput sequencing data) in our knowledge and understanding of genome organization, genome architecture and genome syntactic and functional annotation.  The idea is to understand how the available omics data are used by biologists and bioinformaticians to annotate genomes and to make sense between genome organization and functions. Some recent tools and new approaches will be presented.

The meeting will take place at Polytech'Lille (see below).


  • 13:00-13:30 Registration/Welcome
  • 13:30-14:15 Alexandra Calteau (LABGeM, Genoscope Evry), Accurate microbial genome annotation using MicroScope: an integrated system for community expertise of gene functions
  • 14:15-15:00 Clara Benoit (INRIA, Lyon), Annotation and differential analysis of alternative splicing using de novo assembly of RNAseq data
  • 15:00-15:45 Thibaut Hourlier (EBI, Cambridge), Gene annotation in vertebrates using the Ensembl gene annotation system
  • 15:45-16:05 Coffee break
  • 16:05-16:50 Hadi Quesneville (INRA, Versaille), Transposable element annotation in complexe genomes
  • 16:50-17:35 Marion Dubarry (BioSeq, Genoscope Evry), Annotation of eukaryotics genomes at the Genoscope


Registration is free but required → Register here. It includes coffee breaks.
Deadline: 26th march 2017*

How to get there

The nearest metro station is “4 cantons”, which is the last stop on the yellow subway line (line 1). The meeting room is the Migeon amphitheater (center alley of Polytech'Lille, ground floor).


Organizing committee

  • David Hot
  • Céline Poux
  • Rayan Chikhi
  • Cédric Lhoussaine
  • Marc Lensink
  • Vincent Vandewalle