Microbiome Bioinformatics with QIIME 2, January 8-10 2020, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Members of the QIIME 2 team will teach a three-day hands-on workshop on bioinformatics tools for microbial ecology. The workshop will include lectures covering basic QIIME 2 usage and theory, and hands-on 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 "experts".

A poster session will be held on the second evening of the workshop — attendees are encouraged to showcase their research here. Don’t have a study to show? Feel free to use this opportunity to pitch your project to your peers and solicit feedback. Not using QIIME 2 in your study? No worries, we won’t judge you! Day three of the workshop will include parallel sessions where students can choose to work with instructors to install QIIME 2 on their computers, begin analysis of their own data in QIIME 2, or cover one of several other contemporary topics in microbiome bioinformatics. This workshop will provide you with the foundation needed to begin using these tools to advance your own microbiome research projects.

Registration is currently closed.

Hope to see you in Maryland!


Is it possible to get a more detailed syllabus/agenda for this meeting? I have some training with Qiime, but only at an introductory level. I would like to determine whether this will further enhance my knowledge, or mostly cover what I have already learned.

Thanks! Brian

Hi @l.brian.patrick! We don’t yet have a version of the course schedule ready to share, but we will update this post once we do. Thanks!

Would there be a certificate of attendance?


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Yes! Certificates of attendance are available upon request.


The early bird rate deadline has been moved to 2019-09-15T04:00:00Z — tickets will be available at the full rate on and after 2019-09-16T04:00:00Z. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. As always, if you have any questions please send them our way!

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Are there scholarships to attend this workshop.


As someone who’s been to these before, I highly recommend going there, it’s really helped me understand a lot of the QIIME2 pipeline/flow.

Also, Bethesda is very easily reached out of DC (45 minute subway ride out of Union Station). You just have to deal with the notorious DC subway.



Hi @sarudzai!

Not to my knowledge. Please note, this workshop is being hosted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). They do offer several pricing options, please see their page for more details:


Hope to see you there!

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It’s good opportunity to grab.
I am interested to attend it. But, funding support is must to pay for visa, air ticket, registration fees, food and accommodation.
Are there any sponsorship available or any institution which can these expenses.

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Hi @Bhagwan! I will share the same thing I said to @sarudzai, above:

I am not aware of any sponsorships or institutions willing to cover your expenses, but this is something we hope to offer at future workshops.


Dear Matthew,
Thank you for sharing discussion with sarudzai.
Looking forward to be one of the attendee in your workshop.




What level of background knowledge in bioinformatics is expected of participants who want to attend this workshop? I am just starting to get familiar with bioinformatics and am not very familiar with the terminologies or confused about many of the terms. Would you suggest gaining some basic knowledge before attending this workshop?


When I took it I was pretty proficient in QIIME1, the conference does a very good job in explaining in a step-wise fashion what QIIME2 can do. It is geared toward people with a little knowledge in how these things work conceptually and with a little command line/terminal background. Ben


Is there any webinar service available to just listen the lectures if possible?