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Microbiome Bioinformatics with QIIME 2 workshop, June 21-23 2017 in Las Vegas, NV


Members of the QIIME development group, led by Greg Caporaso, will teach a three-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 will be our second “open enrollment” workshop focused on QIIME 2, following our very successful workshop in Phoenix this past November which had 75 attendees. It will be a great way to learn about tools that will put you on the cutting edge of microbiome bioinformatics. We’ll teach how to transition from QIIME 1 to QIIME 2, and you’ll learn how to use QIIME 2 through our graphical user interface, QIIME Studio, as well as through the command line and in Jupyter/IPython Notebooks. We will also briefly cover how to program with QIIME 2, for bioinformatics developers who are interested in making their software accessible through the QIIME platform.

Based on feedback from our November workshop, we’ll have two additions this time. First, we’ll have a poster reception on the evening of June 21, when attendees can present their own microbiome work or tools. Next, we’ve added an optional third day to the workshop when we’ll host a “data analysis sprint”. You can bring your own microbiome data set to this sprint, and get help with and advice on your analysis from the QIIME developers.

You can get additional information about this workshop and register at:

Be sure to register soon! Early registration will be open until May 15th. Late registration will be open between May 16th and June 1st, and will include a late registration fee.


Greg Caporaso

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

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