Advanced Microbiome Analysis 2024


Welcome to Advanced Microbiome Analysis 2024.

The course schedule can be found here

Meet your faculty here

Pre-Workshop Materials

Pre-work including programs to install, tutorials, and readings can be found here.

AWS Module

Connecting and properly using a cloud computing cluster at the CBW here.

Class photo

Advanced Microbiome Class of 2024

Day 1

Module 1: Introduction to MGS and Read-Based Profiling

Morgan Langille

Module 1 Lecture Recording
Module 1 Lecture Slides
Module 1 Lab
Module 1 Lab Markdown

Module 2: MAG Assembly and Binning

Robyn Wright

Module 2 Lecture Recording
Module 2 Lecture Slides
Module 2 Lab
Module 2 Lab Markdown

Day 2

Module 3: Metagenomic Functional Annotation

Morgan Langille

Module 3 Lecture Recording
Module 3 Lecture Slides
Module 3 Lab
Module 3 Lab Markdown

Module 4: Advanced Microbiome Statistics

Monica Alvaro Fuss and Morgan Langille

Module 4 Lecture Recording
Module 4 Lecture Slides
Module 4 Lab
Module 4 Lab Markdown

Post-Workshop Materials


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We have made our AWS AMI (Amazon Machine Image) publicly available. To launch your own instance, follow the instructions provided by Amazon on how to launch an EC2 instance from a custom Amazon Machine Image. Please note that you will need an AWS account to proceed, and that you will need to upload the CourseData files yourself.

Here are the details of the AMI:

  • AWS Region: us-east-1 (N. Virgina)
  • AMI type: public image
  • AMI name: CBW_MIC_240503
  • AMI ID: ami-0390e50a00366e923

If you want to create and activate a new AWS account, please follow the instructions provided by Amazon.