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BIOF 075 | Metagenomics Data Analysis

May 26, 2020 to May 29, 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 and awaiting payment authorization can tentatively hold a seat using the “Reserve A Seat” option. FAES must receive payment within 7 business days after reserving a seat or 3 business days before the start of the workshop, which ever comes first. If payment is not received in this time frame, your reservation will be canceled.

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.

Simultaneous access to two screens is highly recommended for adequate learning experience. Examples include two laptops, one computer with two screens, one laptop and one tablet, etc.

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.

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                       QIIME2
Functional analysis                 PICRUSt
Metagenomics analysis          A5-miseq, MetAmos/MetaVelvet
Contig annotation                    MEGAN
Functional analysis                 bioBakery
Advanced visualizations          phyloseq
Network analysis                     Cytoscape

Training Rate
Discounted Training Rates
$695.00 - NIH Trainees (fellows, postdocs, postbacs - NIH ONLY)
$895.00 - NIH Community
$999.00 - Academia, US Government, US Military 

Comprehensive file
A PDF file containing all notes, protocols, and reference material will be provided. 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 for registrations cancelled 14 or more calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.
50% tuition refund for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.
No refund will be issued for registrations cancelled 3 calendar 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 4:00 pm (ET) on business days or received on non-business days are time marked for the following business day. 
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.

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