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Gut microbiology

RMG Workshop

The Rumen Microbial Genomics network

This network was initially funded by the New Zealand government in 2011 and in the past 2 years has been coordinated by Dr Sharon Huws, IBERS, Aberystwyth University.  The RMG Network is a global collaborative network of researchers with a common set of principles and guidelines in rumen microbial genomics to underpin the development of CH4 mitigation and rumen adaptation technologies. Linked to the network are the rumen census and Hungate 1000 projects ( The network has key goals:


  • Enhanced communication and collaboration between research groups
  • Improved ability to attract funding with international, integrated studies
  • Streamline future rumen microbial genomics research i.e. prevention of duplication
  • Raising of public awareness of present and future research activities
  • Accelerated access to protocols, cultures, primer sets, sequence information, analysis tools etc. and facilitate the sharing of knowledge and technologies
  • Training - exchange of students, technicians, staff, particularly with developing countries
  • Improved scientific robustness of current research, enhanced stature and credibility of rumen microbiology research
  • Provide a worldwide perspective of rumen microbial genomics

The network will hold a workshop open to all on the 20th June, 2016 as part of the INRA-Rowett gut microbiology conference.  The aims of this workshop are to update on developments in the field, to provide network opportunities, particularly for early career scientists and also to input ideas on how the network can be improved.


RMG network workshop 20th June, 2016

Location: Polydome, room 11-12-13. 


13:00 Registration

13:30-13:50: The Rumen Microbial Genomics Network: Past and Future – Dr Sharon Huws, IBERS, Aberystwyth, UK.

13:50-14:10: Update on the rumen census and Hungate 1000 – Speaker to be confirmed

14:10-14:30: Methagene COST Action – Dr David Yáñez-Ruiz, CSIC, Spain

14:30-14:45: FACCE-JPI ‘Rumen Stability’ project – Prof Richard Dewhurst, SRUC, Edinburgh.

14:45-15:00: Pangenome project – Phil Vercoe/Stuart Denman, CSRIO, Australia

15:00-15:15: Amplicon sequencing on the Illumina MiSeq – Dr. Matthew McCabe, Teagasc, Ireland.

15:15-15:30: Title to be confirmed – Dr Milka Popova, INRA, France

15:30-15:45: – Membrane vesicles : uncharacterised rumen components with the ability to degrade protein, startch and carboxymethylcellulose. - Dr Rodolpho Prado Maringa University, Brazil and IBERS, Aberystwyth University, UK.

15:45 – 16:15: coffee/tea break

16:15 – 17:30: Break out groups and wrap up.