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BIOF 089 | Microbiome Bioinformatics with QIIME2

January 8, 2020 to January 10, 2020

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 Fellows or NIH community members being sponsored by their lab can enroll tentatively, using the Contract: SF-182 option on the workshop’s registration site while waiting for authorization of payment. Enrollment is not guaranteed until payment is received.


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Course Description
Members of the QIIME development group will teach a three-day hands-on workshop on bioinformatics tools for microbial ecology. The workshop will include lectures covering basic QIIME usage and theory, and hands-on work with QIIME to perform microbiome analysis from raw sequence data through publication-quality statistics and visualizations. The workshop will also cover related bioinformatics tools including DADA2, Emperor, scikit-bio and an Introduction to Applied Bioinformatics. This workshop will provide the foundation on which students can begin using these tools to advance their own studies of microbiome analysis or microbial ecology.

Workshop Agenda

Find more information regarding the agenda and required software here.

This is a hands-on workshop. Participants must bring their laptop.

General Training Rate

Discounted Training Rates
$445.00-NIH Trainees(Fellows, PostDocs, PostBacs working any NIH Campus)
$545.00 – Students and Postdocs (Non-NIH)
$745.00-NIH Community (Working, Appointed, or Assigned to working at any NIH Campus)
$845.00-Academia, US Government, US Military

Refund Policy
100% tuition refund for registrations cancelled 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop.
50% tuition refund for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 days prior to the start of the workshop.
No refund will be issued 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. 
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.


Suggested Lodging Accommodations
The Bethesdan by Hilton Hotel (formerly DoubleTree Bethesda)
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

A block of sleeping rooms has been secured at The Bethesdan for the nights of January 7, 8, and 9, 2020 at the single/double occupancy rate of $109/night plus 13% tax. The rate includes complimentary in-room WiFi, $15 discounted overnight parking, and complimentary shuttle to and from the NIH campus. The reservation cut-off date is Sunday, December 8, 2019 after which rooms will be released and subject to availability at prevailing rates. A credit card will be required to book the reservation. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival to avoid a no-show charge. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.; check-out is 12:00 p.m.

The Bethesdan is located within walking distance (0.8 miles) from the NIH main campus. Please inquire with the hotel directly regarding their shuttle schedule and other hotel amenities. The nearest Metro subway stops to the hotel are the Bethesda station (1 mile South of The Bethesdan) and Medical Center station (1 mile North of The Bethesdan), both on the Red line.

Book by phone:
+1-855-271-3617 (central reservations); +1-301-652-2000 (hotel direct)
Reference:  FAES QIIME2

Book online:
The Bethesdan by Hilton 

Access to the NIH Campus
All NIH visitors must enter through the Visitor’s Gateway Center (Bldg. 66) located at 9000 Rockville Pike-Rt. 355/Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD. Taxi, bus, personal auto, and Uber/Lyft drop-off as well as the Medical Center (Red line) Metro subway station, a visitor’s parking garage (MLP-11), and access to the NIH campus shuttles are all located at this facility. Parking at the MLP-11 visitor’s garage is $12/day.

NIH Security Screening
Please arrive early at the Visitor’s Gateway to allow for security screening which could take 10 to 30 minutes depending on the volume of campus visitors. You MUST show a valid government-issued photo ID (driver's license or passport). Please visit the NIH website for helpful Visitor Information as well as directions and maps, campus shuttle schedules, and security screening information.

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