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Biostatistics short course: Methods for Human Microbiome Research – November 20

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
FXB G12, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Course: Methods for Human Microbiome Research- 11/20/2018.

Introduction to study designs and methods for human microbiome population studies, including typical sampling and data generation considerations and approaches for microbial community data analysis (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and other culture-independent molecular data).

Course participants will learn about typical approaches to human microbiome studies – in the gut and across the body – and how to process data from raw meta’omic sequencing files through appropriate bioinformatic methods and approaches for subsequent integrative statistical analyses through lectures and hands-on lab sessions.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own data, otherwise in-class examples will focus on publicly available data from the Integrative Human Microbiome Project (HMP2). Registration required.

Course Instructor:
Curtis Huttenhower, PhD, associate professor of computational biology and bioinformatics, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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