Dear all,


we still have a few places left for our course "16 S/ITS Metabarcoding of 
microbial communities"

When: 1-5 April 2019

Where: Free University of Berlin (Germany)


Dr. Antti Karkman (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Dr. Anna Sandionigi (University of Milan Bicocca, Italy)

Dr. Bruno Fosso (Institute of Biomembrane,Bioenergetics and Molecular 
Biotechnologies, CNR, Italy)


This course will provide a thorough introduction to the application of 
metabarcoding techniques in microbial ecology. The topics covered by the course 
range from bioinformatic processing of next-generation sequencing data to the 
most important approaches in multivariate statistics. Using a combination of 
theoretical lectures and hands-on exercises, the participants will learn the 
most important computational steps of a metabarcoding study from the processing 
of raw sequencing reads down to the final statistical evaluations.  All the 
hands-on exercises will be carried out using QIIME2 platform 




Learning Outcomes:

1) Understanding the concept, potential and limitation of microbial 
metabarcoding techniques.

2) Learning how to process raw sequencing reads to obtain meaningful 

3) Obtaining experience on how to statistically evaluate and visualize your 

4) Being able to make informed decisions on best practices for your own data.

For more information about the program, please visit our website:

Here is the full list of our courses and Workshops:

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

Best regards,


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