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FAES Online Workshop Provides QIIME 2 Skills for New Year

FAES will offer a 5-day online workshop on bioinformatics tools for microbiome science, Jan. 31 to Feb. 4. The course will be taught by members of the QIIME 2 Team at the Caporaso Lab at Northern Arizona University. QIIME 2 is a widely used microbiome bioinformatics platform, with users around the world and working across all areas of microbiome research. The workshop is open to the NIH community and members of the public. It 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. 

The workshop gives participants opportunities to network with other researchers in the field, as well as QIIME 2 developers and other experts. The workshop was first offered in a virtual format in 2020 due to the pandemic; the class filled to capacity within minutes of opening registration, with enrolled participants from at least 25 countries. The workshop consists of pre-recorded and live lectures, live question-and-answer sessions, discussions and interactive tutorials where attendees perform microbiome analyses using QIIME 2. 

Registration for the FAES workshop, BIOF089: Microbiome Bioinformatics with QIIME 2, is now open online. Details are available online at

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