- Tuesday, August 15, 2017 to Thursday, August 17, 2017
- Jabs Hall, 407 - view map
In this tutorial we give a hands on introduction to MEGAN, an interactive microbiome analysis tool. This program provides a wide range of analysis features and is explicitly designed to be easy-to-use. In particular, all features of this tool are implemented within the tool, thus avoiding the messy business of installing numerous tools based on different technologies and requiring advanced scripting skills. The tool has been under active development for more than 10 years (Huson et al, 2007, 2011 and 2016). MEGAN provides an easy entrance into the field of microbiome analysis and its aim is to allow detailed exploration of one’s data. It is usually used in conjugation with more specialized tools, which it supplements.
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to do an initial analysis of both 16S or shotgun metagenome datasets using MEGAN and appropriate auxiliary tools (such as FastQC for quality control, the RDP classifier for 16S analysis and DIAMOND for protein alignment).
Wednesday, August 16 is designed for participants to gain experience on their own with MEGAN prior to the third day of the workshop.
USB drives will be provided that contain example data and installers for the program.
Prerequisites: None for using MEGAN, need to be familiar with Linux to run Diamond.
Registration is free.
Dr. Huson is a professor of algorithms in bioinformatics at the University of Tuebingen in Tuebingen, Germany. He is the developer of DIAMOND and MEGAN. To read more about Dr. Huson and his research, visit his bio page at: http://ab.inf.uni-tuebingen.de/people/welcome.html/huson/welcome.html
For a complete schedule and more information, go to: http://www.biofilm.montana.edu/bioinformatics_workshop.html
Registration is now closed. If you are interested in the workshop, please contact Dr. Robin Gerlach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop flyer (pdf): http://www.biofilm.montana.edu/documents/Huson_Bioinformatics_Workshop_Announcement.pdf