Education - IGS Microbiome Analysis Workshop

VIRTUAL Microbiome Analysis Workshop

This workshop will provide attendees with in-depth training on analysis of bacterial community sequence data, both whole metagenome shotgun and 16S. Tools for community and functional profiling will be explored. The workshop is hands-on with attendees performing analyses and looking at results.

Included topics

  • Introduction to Linux
  • Introduction & Metadata coordination
  • Sampling considerations
  • Sequencing of metagenomics samples
  • 16S analysis and hands on exercises using R Studio and dada2
  • Cloud computing using AWS
  • Whole metagenome sequence analysis and hands on exercise using MetaPhlAn2 & HUMAnN2 via Docker
  • Metatranscriptomics

(order of topics may be subject to change)

Registration Info

The registration fee for this workshop is $375 for general rate, $175 for student rate.


Location and Times

This virtual workshop will be held 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (Washington, DC, USA) on March 21st-25th. March 22nd-25th will consist of a series of lectures, group Q&A sessions, and hands-on training. March 21st will provide an introduction to the command line, linux and software installation geared towards participants with limited or no prior bioinformatic or coding experience.

Recordings of lectures will be available to assist individuals who may have time conflicts or wish to rewatch a lecture.


Please send any questions to Joe Receveur (jreceveur AT