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BIOF 075 | Metagenomics Data Analysis

October 8, 2019 to October 11, 2019

Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course.  If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: or call 301-496-7977 for space availability. 

NIH employees paying with the signed vendor copy of the SF-182 form, please email:

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Contract: SF-182

Metagenomics is gaining importance due to low cost next generation sequencing technologies. This training will introduce participants to the end-to-end solutions for analyzing metagenomic data, starting from data quality analysis, alignment, community profiling, taxonomic comparison and novel taxa discovery.

Participants will work with a Graphic User Interface based Linux Desktop environment in the Amazon Cloud, that is specially configured to run popular open source metagenomics analysis tools. Participants will also receive a cookbook style manual for all the hands-on exercises. After training support is also provided through exclusive members only forum.

Who should attend:

  • Researchers and academics who are aspiring to learn the popular tools and techniques to analyze metagenomic/microbiome data.
  • Clinicians who are interested in discovering metagenomics based biomarkers for diagnostic and therapeutic uses.
  • Biomedical students who are interested in pursuing research on metagenomics.
  • Scientists in program administration interested in learning the standard tools for metagenomic analysis.

Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills.

Hands-on Skills/Tools taught:
Processing and Analysis         mothur, FLASh
Analysis                                 Permanova
Analysis                                 ANOSIM
Marker analysis                      LEfSe
Marker analysis                      QIIME
Functional analysis                 PICRUSt
Metagenomics analysis           A5-miseq
Contig annotation                    MEGAN
Functional analysis                 bioBakery
Advanced visualizations           phyloseq
Network analysis                    Cytoscape

Comprehensive Binder
Contains all notes, protocols, and reference material needed. No additional books are required. 

Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours.   One CEU is equal to ten contact hours. Upon completion of the course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 2.8 CEUs.

Refund Policy 
100% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop.    
50% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 days prior to the start of the workshop. 
 0% refund, 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 3 days or less prior to the start of the workshop.  

All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at
Cancellations received after hours are time marked for the following day. 
In regards to a full or partial refund or a full workshop credit, you must indicate which option you are selecting at the time of your written cancellation. 
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.

Suggested Accommodation:
A special rate is available to all BioTech Workshop attendees. This includes complimentary continental breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi and discounted $15 parking per night. Hotel is within walking distance of the training facility   Reservations can be made online, see below. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda - Washington DC


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