Beginner Microbiome Analysis 2024


Welcome to Beginner 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

Beginner Microbiome Analysis Class of 2024

Day 1

Module 1: Introduction to Sequencing Data Analysis

Morgan Langille & Robyn Wright

Module 1 Lecture Recording
Module 1 Lecture Slides
Module 1 Lab

Module 2: Marker Gene Profiling

Robyn Wright & Monica Alvaro Fuss

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

Day 2

Module 3: Microbiome Statistics and Visualizations

Morgan Langille & Monica Alvaro Fuss

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

Module 4: Functional Prediction and Additional Analyses

Morgan Langille & Robyn Wright

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.