Welcome to the Second VMI Bootcamp!


November 9th, 2018

An introduction to microbiota community analysis

  • Organized by the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative (VMI) and funded by Vanderbilt University Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs)
  • Founded By - Members of the Dept. Biological Sciences, Peabody college, School of Engineering, and the Medical Center
  • Research – 160 Vanderbilt scholars across 5 schools committed to fundamental and translational microbiome research
  • Education and Training – Campus-wide programs to deploy state-of-the-art tools to propel microbiome research
  • Ongoing Clinical Trial - Multi’omic, dietary intervention, temporal sampling, multi-ethnic


  1. Understand the importance of good experimental design
  2. Explore the critical steps in a typical microbiome amplicon sequencing analysis
  3. Utilize the QIIME2 pipeline to process microbiome datasets

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