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.
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