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Microbiome Data Analysis Using QIIME2 (MBQM01)

24th June 2019 - 28th June 2019

£275.00 - £570.00

Course Overview:

This course will provide a theoretical, analytical and practical introduction to QIIME 2 (canonically pronounced ‘chime two’), which stands for Quantitative Insights into Microbial Ecology 2, and Qiita (canonically pronounced ‘cheetah’), a multiomics and multi-study online tool. QIIME 2 and Qiita are open source software packages for comparison and analysis of microbial communities, primarily based on high-throughput amplicon sequencing data (such as SSU rRNA) generated on a variety of platforms, but also supporting analysis of other types of data (such as shotgun metagenomic, metabolomics or proteomics). The main Qiita deployment (http://qiita.microbio.me/) allows users to manage and analyze large studies, their metadata and the multiple data types generated from the same samples. Additionally, it allows users to combine their samples with other published and public studies available in the system. QIIME 2 is a stand-alone environment for the analysis of individual microbiome data sets that can be used on your laptop, university computational resources, and cloud computing resources.

Course objectives:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the most recent QIIME2 and Qiita features for microbial community analysis
  2. Select the best workflow and parameters to perform the different steps for microbial community analysis
  3. Understand and apply on their own datasets different phylogenetic and non-phylogenetic metrics to compare microbial diversity samples
  4. Upload and analyze their own datasets using Qiita and compare their studies with other public studies

Intended Audience

This workshop is aimed at all researchers and technical workers with a background in biology who want to build pipelines for DNA from microbial communities.

Venue – PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street, Glasgow, G5 8LB – Google map

Availability – 25 places

Duration – 5 days

Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s

Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments and welcome meal Monday evening.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and welcome dinner Monday evening. Self-catering facilities are available in the accommodation. Accommodation is approximately a 6-minute walk from the PR informatics head office. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3-4 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 23rd June (between 17:00 – 21:00 and departure Friday 28th June (accommodation must be vacated by 09:15).

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prinformatics.com

PLEASE READ – CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prinformatics.com. Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund of the course fees (and accommodation fees if booked through PR informatics) will be credited. However, PR informatics will not be held responsible/liable for any travel fees, accommodation costs or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation. Because of this PR informatics strongly recommends any travel and accommodation that is booked by you or your institute is refundable/flexible and to delay booking your travel and accommodation as close the course start date as economical viable.


Dr. Yoshiki Vazquez


Dr. Antonia Gonzalez Pena

Teaching Format
Course Programme


24th June 2019
28th June 2019
£275.00 - £570.00


PR informatics head office
53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom
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