Are you struggling to figure out how to design and analyze studies that generate 16S rRNA gene sequence data? Have you been analyzing 16S data for awhile now but want to fill in the gaps in your knowledge? We've got the workshop for you!
The mothur software package has been cited more than 15,000 times making it one of the leading tools for analyzing 16S rRNA gene sequences. This is you change to learn how to design and analyze 16S data from Pat Schloss, the researcher behind mothur.
This workshop is geared towards people with diverse backgrounds. So you shouldn't feel like this isn't for you if you are a beginner. Pat assumes no previous experience with analyzing microbial ecology data or computer programming experience. At the same time, Pat does a number of deep dives into concepts that will give you a more complete understanding of how the algorithms work and relate to each other. There is even plenty of time built into the workshop for you to ask Pat questions about your own project.
The workshop is an even blend of a "chalk talk"-style lecture and hands on use of mothur with real sequence data. The workshop is an expanded discussion on the MiSeq SOP. Here is a rough outline of what the workshop schedule will look like (although it is subject to some minor changes)...
To help you apply your skills after the workshop is over, you'll have access to a recording of Pat's presentations and his instructional materials. He'll make these materials available at the end of each day in case you need to review something before the next session or if you had to step out of the workshop.
The workshop will be offered via Zoom on September 15-17, 2021. Each day of the workshop will run from 9 AM to 4 PM each day with a lunch break from 12 - 1. We'll also have other breaks in the morning and afternoon. These times are based on the time in Ann Arbor, MI, which is in the Eastern Time Zone of the US. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. I'd love to have you participate in the next workshop!