Education - IGS Microbiome Analysis Workshop

IGS Microbiome Analysis Workshop

This workshop will provide attendees with in-depth training on analysis of bacterial community sequence data, both whole metagenome shotgun and 16S. Tools for community and functional profiling will be explored. The workshop is hands-on with attendees performing analyses and looking at results.

Included topics

  • Introduction to Linux (Optional)
  • Introduction & Metadata coordination
  • Sampling considerations
  • Sequencing of metagenomics samples
  • 16S analysis and hands on exercises using R Studio and dada2
  • Cloud computing using AWS
  • Whole metagenome sequence analysis and hands on exercise using MetaPhlAn2 & HUMAnN2 via Docker
  • Metatranscriptomics

(order of topics may be subject to change)

Registration Info

The registration fee for this workshop is $500 for general rate, $400 for student rate. This includes breakfast and lunch for the three full days of the workshop.

The workshop has concluded, please check back for future dates

Workshop Schedule

The workshop will begin in the afternoon of the first day with registration/check-in at 12:30 and actual content starting at 1:00. Instruction will run from 1:00-4:00 the first day and from 9:00-5:00 all subsequent days. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on days 2-4 (the full days). There will be a welcome reception on the evening of the second day from 5:00-6:00.


The course will be held on the University of Maryland Baltimore campus in the Health Sciences Facility, Building 3, at 670 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201 [Google map].

Driving Directions

Directions can be found here. Parking is available for $9.00 per day in a garage at the corner of W. Baltimore and Poppleton, this is about 2 blocks from our building. Street parking is available.


The closest airport is Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Other airports in the region (1 - 1.5 hours away) are Dulles and Reagan National.


Baltimore is served by Amtrak and MARC train service.


There are several hotels within easy walking distance to our location at 670 W. Baltimore St. Here are a couple of suggestions that previous attendees have been happy with:

Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center
Holiday Inn Baltimore-Inner Harbor (Downtown)


Please send any questions to Michelle Giglio (mgiglio AT