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Microbiome Bioinformatics with QIIME 2 workshop, Feb 22-23 2018, Bethesda, MD

Members of the QIIME development group, led by Greg Caporaso, will teach a two-day workshop on bioinformatics tools for microbial ecology. The workshop will include lectures covering basic QIIME 2 usage and theory, and hands-on work with QIIME 2 to perform microbiome analysis from raw sequence data through publication-quality statistics and visualizations. This workshop will provide the foundation on which students can begin using these tools to advance their own studies of microbial ecology.

This is a great time to take a QIIME 2 workshop, as we’re in the final stages of phasing out QIIME 1. (As of January 1, 2018, we’ll no longer support QIIME 1 so we can focus all of our efforts on QIIME 2). QIIME 2 has a lot of exciting new functionality, including new interactive visualizations, the latest and greatest analysis methods, integrated data provenance tracking, and a prototype graphical user interface. It’s also a plugin-based system, and the number of plugins and plugin developers is growing rapidly, meaning there is a lot more exciting functionality to come (including shotgun metagenome analysis!).

This will be an “open enrollment” workshop focused on QIIME 2. It will be a great way to learn about tools that will put you on the cutting edge of microbiome bioinformatics. You can get additional information about this workshop and register at:

Be sure to register soon! Early-bird registration prices end on Dec 31, 2017.

Hope to see you in Bethesda!

Greg Caporaso

Greg Caporaso is a professor of bioinformatics at Northern Arizona University.

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