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BioTech 75 | Metagenomics Data Analysis | 4-Day Hands-On Workshop

June 12, 2018 to June 15, 2018

2018 registration rates go into effect starting June 1, 2018.

Length of Classes General Rates Academia, Gov’t, Military NIH Community NIH Trainees
2-Day Classes $999 $799 $695 $445
3-Day Classes $1,099 $899 $795  $550
4-Day Classes $1,199 $999 $895  $650
5-Day Classes $1,299 $1,099 $995 $750

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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Metagenomics is gaining importance due to low cost next generation sequencing technologies.This training will introduce participants to the endtoendsolutions for analyzing metagenomicdata, starting from data quality analysis, alignment, community profiling, taxonomic comparisonand novel taxa discovery.

Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills. 

Participants will work with a Graphic User Interface based Linux Desktop environment in theAmazon Cloud, that is specially configured to run popular open source metagenomics analysistools. Participants will be able to save and take home a copy of the fully configured AmazonMachine Image for their personal use after the training. Participants will also receive a cookbookstyle manual for all the handsonexercises. After training support is also provided throughexclusive members only forum.

Who should attend
Researchers and academics who are aspiring to learn the popular tools and techniquesto analyze metagenomic/microbiome data.
Clinicians who are interested in discovering metagenomics based biomarkers fordiagnostic and therapeutic uses.
Biomedical students who are interested in pursuing research on metagenomics
Scientists in program administrations interested in learning the standard tools formetagenomic analysis.

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           A5miseq
Contig annotation                     MEGAN
Functional analysis                   bioBakery
Advanced visualizations          phyloseq
Network analysis                      Cytoscape

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Training Rate*
*10% group discount available when 3 or more participants register togather from the same company.

Discounted Training Rates
$695.00 - NIH Trainees (fellows, postdocs, postbacs - NIH ONLY)
$895.00 - NIH Community
$995.00 - Academia, Government, Military 

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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