- The recording and use of additional meta-information might be a key-factor for a better understanding of the sequence data. Fortunately more of this data is collected now.
- For me the gut metagenome analyzes are pretty promising projects. Masahira Hattori and Janet Jansson presented very interesting studies.
- A lot of tools that are developed for "classical" genomics cannot simply be applied in metagenomics. This has also to be explained to funding sources.
- Platforms like Camera, img/m and Megx are under heavy development at the moment to fulfill the needs of the community.
Metagenomics 2007 conference report - part 2
EN: As Jonathan has written already a nice overview of the Metagenomics 2007 conference (while I was spending my time exploring San Diego ... call me a slacker) and as the videos will be online soon, I will only post my take-home-messages: