It is with great joy that BioData.pt announces the success of the 1st Microbiome PT Summit, an initiative which aimed to gather scientists performing microbiome-related research in Portugal.
This event emerged from an European-wide effort led by ELIXIR whose objective was to broaden its Marine Metagenomics Community to encompass all microbiomes and, therefore, create the Microbiome Community. BioData.pt, as the Portuguese Node of ELIXIR, is assembling its National Community to engage Portuguese researchers on this topic in this European effort and could not have been a better way to kick-start it!
During the 1st Microbiome PT Summit, more than 120 researchers were able to witness 13 wonderful talks and over 20 enthusiastic poster presentations ranging from the challenges that this topic raises regarding compliance with the FAIR principles to the impressive domain-specific questions of microbiome research.
We would like to thank all participants for their interest and specially to our chairs and speakers for their availability and passionate engagement in this increasingly prevailing topic in the scientific panorama!