Introductory course to metagenomics data analysis (17h)

Sequentia’s metagenomics autumn course will introduce metagenomic data analysis to professionals from different backgrounds that work in basic research or applied R&D.

Directed to: biologists, biochemists, biotechnologists, bioinformaticians, engineers and other life science professionals that would like to broaden their knowledge on metagenomics data analysis.

Course structure:  90% practice –  10% theory. 


  • From classical to post-genomic microbiology​
  • Illumina sequencing​
  • Other sequencing platforms​
  • Metagenomics applications​
  • Types of metagenomics​
    • Amplicon-based​
    • Shotgun-based (WGS and WTS)​
  • Bioinformatics approaches​
    • Amplicon-based​
    • Downstream analyses​
    • Shotgun-based (WGS and WTS)​
  • Bioinformatics formats (FASTA, FASTQ, BAM)

The practical sessions of the course will include:

  • Analysis with QIIME2
  • Taxonomy and funcion using read-based approach
  • Taxonomy and function using assembly-based approach
  • Metatranscriptomics

Schedule: 1 week (3.5 hours per day) / Monday to Friday, 10 – 13:30 (CET)

Dates: Autumn, exact dates to be confirmed with ample notice. 

Format: Online (via Google Meets). 

Trainees per group: 7 max. 


Basics of command-line terminal (Bash) and R.

An attendance certificate will be provided at the end of the course.

Price: 980€* 

*With discount for academia

**With discount for bundle purchase of Autumn Trainings 2024

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