16:00 - 17:00: Introduction to QIIME 2 and microbiome bioinformatics - how can QIIME 2 advance your microbiome research?
17:00 - 18:00: Interacting with core QIIME 2 results: alpha diversity, beta diversity, and taxonomic summaries.
18:00 - 18:30: Break
18:30 - 20:30: Open Question and Answer session (with additional topics of contemporary interest, time permitting)
Greg Caporaso is an Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Caporaso is a microbiome expert, having published over 70 papers on the human microbiome, environmental microbiomes, and microbiome bioinformatics. He leads the development of the popular QIIME microbiome bioinformatics platform (https://qiime2.org), a very widely used tool in microbiome research which has been cited over 12,000 times since its publication in 2009. Dr. Caporaso’s lab website can be found at https://caporasolab.us, and he can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Dr. Bokulich is Assistant Professor of Food Systems Biotechnology in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at ETH Zürich. He is a lead developer of the QIIME 2 multiomics analysis platform (http://qiime2.org/) and other bioinformatics methods for microbiome and omics analysis. His laboratory studies the interconnection between microbial ecosystems, food, and human health and development.
Matthew Ryan Dillon is a Senior Research Software Engineer in the Caporaso Lab at Northern Arizona University. Matthew is one of the lead engineers of the QIIME 2 microbiome bioinformatics platform, and his favorite part of the job is education and outreach of the platform, with users from all around the world. Matthew’s development portfolio can be found at https://github.com/thermokarst.