Course Description

Registration Deadline:  January 24, 2022


Members of the QIIME 2 team, lead by members of the Caporaso Lab at Northern Arizona University, will teach a five-day online workshop on bioinformatics tools for microbiome science. The workshop will include lectures covering QIIME 2 usage and theory, and interactive work with QIIME 2 to perform microbiome analysis from raw sequence data through publication-quality statistics and visualizations. This workshop will also feature several opportunities for attendees to network with other researchers in the field, as well as with QIIME 2 developers and other experts.  

Topics will include:

• Introduction to QIIME 2

• Core concepts

• QIIME 2 types, formats, and metadata

• Demultiplexing and quality control

• Phylogenetic reconstruction

• Measuring alpha and beta diversity

• Importing and exporting data

• Taxonomic analysis

• Differential abundance

• QIIME 2 plugin highlights

• And more!

Computer (PC or Mac) and an internet access are required. Simultaneous access to two screens is highly recommended for best learning experience. Examples include one computer with two screens, one laptop and one tablet, two laptops, etc.


This online workshop will comprise a blend of pre-recorded and live lectures. Pre-recorded lectures will be made available prior to each day of the workshop, that way attendees with schedule conflicts can stay caught up with the material. There will also be interactive tutorial sessions, where attendees will perform microbiome analyses using QIIME 2, online. We will also host many live question-and-answer sessions, as well as general discussion sessions.


Dillon, M. R., Bolyen, E., Adamov, A., Belk, A., Borsom, E., Burcham, Z., ... & Caporaso, J. G. (2021). Experiences and lessons learned from two virtual, hands-on microbiome bioinformatics workshops. PLOS Computational Biology, 17(6), e1009056.


Although no grades are given for workshops, 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 each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 2.8 CEUs.

Refund Policy

100% tuition refund for registrations cancelled 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop.

50% tuition refund for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 days prior to the start of the workshop.

No refund will be issued 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 registrar@faes.org.

Cancellations received after 4:00 pm (ET) on business days or received on non-business days are time marked for the following business day.

All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.

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