Education - IGS Microbiome Analysis Workshop

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
  • Whole metagenome sequence analysis and hands on exercise using MetaPhlAn & HUMAnN
  • Metatranscriptomics

(order of topics may be subject to change)

Registration Info

The registration fee for this workshop is $575 for general rate, $375 for student rate.

The workshop has concluded, please check back for future dates

Location and Times

The course will be held on the University of Maryland Baltimore campus in the Health Sciences Facility, Building 3, at 670 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201.



Check-in for the workshop will be from 9:30-10:00 AM on Tuesday and sessions for Tuesday will run until 5:00 PM. The workshop will run from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day for the rest of the week. Breakfast (continental) and lunch will be provided Tuesday through Friday.

Driving Directions

Directions can be found here. There are two parking garages that you could use. One is the Saratoga garage located at 220 Arch St. The other is the BioPark garage located at 1 N. Poppleton St. There is also street parking that might be closer. Pay for this at pay stations along the streets. There is usually a 2 or 4 hour limit on street parking for how long you can be there without paying again.


The closest airport is Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Other airports in the region (1 - 1.5 hours away) are Dulles and Reagan National.


Baltimore is served by Amtrak and MARC train service.


There are a number of hotels in the area surrounding the University of Maryland campus (see here for a non-exhaustive list, including some that offer preferred rates for guests to the university). For public transportation options around Baltimore and to/from BWI airport see MTA information.


Please send any questions to Joe Receveur (jreceveur AT