Metagenomics Data Infrastructure

An automated pipeline for the curation, archiving and analysis of metagenomic data

Coordinated by EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, the Metagenomics service is being developed to be an automated pipeline for the curation, archiving and analysis of metagenomic data.

Metagenomics is the study of all genomes present in any given environment without the need for prior individual identification or amplification. For example, in its simplest form, a metagenomic study might be the direct sequence results of DNA extracted from a bucket of sea water.

The Metagenomics service offers:

  • Easy submission routes, also via the ISA tools www.isa-tools.org to experimental descripts follow genomics community standards
  • Powerful analysis, to identify rRNA sequences, perform taxonomic analysis upon 16S rRNAs and functional analysis of predicted protein coding sequences using the InterPro resource
  • Data archiving, in the SRA, which is part of the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA).

The e-Research Centre’s members involved in this project are:

Philippe Rocca-Serra , Eamonn Maguire , Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran and Susanna-Assunta Sansone .

The EBI Metagenomics Data Infrastructure also leverages on the ISA framework.

For more details please email Susanna-Assunta Sansone or visit https://www.ebi.ac.uk/metagenomics