Agri Microbiomics promise and challenges

Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation typesInvited talk


The workshop focused on soil health in the context of understanding how soil microbiomes relate to soil health status, as determined for example by impact on plant health and/or crop productivity as proxies for healthy/unhealthy soils. Climate and agronomic practice are expected to impact soil microbiomes and this will also be considered during the workshop. Key to developing actionable hypotheses will be the collection of the “correct” data sets at the different scales (landscape to rhizosphere) and the choices will be use case driven. The workshop therefore offers a good opportunity at this early phase in the development of soil microbiomics methods, for industry to consider how they can collaborate to develop core pre-competitive data sets and the best approaches to encourage the use of common data standards in public repositories. In summary, the workshop aims were:
explore relationships between soil health and soil microbiomes
learn how climate and agronomic practices impact soil microbiomes and the associated consequences for soil health
begin to develop a pre-competitive data strategy for soil (agri) microbiomics
Period20 Aug 202121 Aug 2021
Held atThe European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational