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Training courses & workshops

We are involved in educating fellow researchers in bioinformatics practices, especially with regards to Microbiome Analyses and RNA secondary structure. Please find a list of past or current curses we offer.

The microbiome is the ecological community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms found in and on all multicellular organisms from plants to animals. It has been found to be crucial for immunologic, hormonal and metabolic homeostasis of its host. In this workshop, we aim to not only introduce you to the all the necessary basic methods to analyse a microbiome experiment, like processing your raw data, statistical testing and quality control. Additionally, we want to introduce you to Qiita, a microbial study management platform used to manage and compute studies with microbiome data. This framework establishes an easily accessible way for non-computational scientists to analyse their own data with the option of using pre-defined workflows or building their own. Afterwards, we will explore the microbiome analysis pipeline QIIME2 to delve further into our data sets and to enable you to be able to take your first steps towards your own analysis.


  • Tuesday, October 8th

11:00-11:30 Introduction

11:30-12:30 From raw data to feature tables

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-14:00 From Raw data to Feature tables (cont’d.)

14:00-14:30 Sequence quality control

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:30 Sequence quality control Hands-on

  • Wednesday, October 9th

10:00-10:30 QIIME2 and Qiita

10:30-11:30 Qiita Hands-On

11:30-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-12:30 Qiita Hands-On (cont'd.)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-14:30 QIIME2 Hands-On

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:00 QIIME2 Hands-On (cont'd.)

  • Thursday, October 10th

    10:00-11:30 Buffer for Hands-On, Coffee break in-between

    11:30-11:45 Coffee break in-between

    11:45-12:30 Buffer for Hands-On

    12:30-13:30 Lunch break and Closing remarks

Registration & Venue

This workshop is an in-person event and participation is free of charge ; the workshop will take place at

the old chemistry building of the Justus Liebig University, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 58, 35392 Giessen, in room

0024a. Once you enter the building, the way to the workshop will be sign-posted.

The number of participants is limited to 20. For registration please write an e-mail to .


We can recommend that you make your reservation at one of the following venues:

Local organizers

Prof. Dr. Stefan Janssen ( NFDI4Microbiota )

Anna Rehm ( NFDI4Microbiota )

Contact in case you have any questions.