EDAMAME Workshop
(Explorations in Data Analyses for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology Workshop)

June 24-30, 2018

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
3700 East Gull Lake Drive
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

EDAMAME is an intensive, hands-on course in microbial metagenome analyses, covering workflows from raw sequence analysis through to multivariate statistics and ecological interpretation.

EDAMAME is supported by the National Institutes of Health (1R25GM115335-01), the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Award 2016-68003-24604), and by the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action. We thank the Michigan State Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research for providing organic carbon, Amazon for providing EC2 credits.

The learning goals for the EDAMAME course are to:

  • Increase computing literacy
  • Develop proficiency in cloud computing
  • Analyze microbial amplicon sequences
  • Analyze microbial shotgun metagenome sequences
  • Apply ecological statistics to analyze and interpret microbial sequencing data
  • Access resources provided by public sequence databases

Sunday, June 24 is a travel day, with an informal meet and greet at 7 p.m. The course continues through Saturday, June 30, 2018, with departure in the afternoon.

Participants must register here to reserve their spot in the course, lodging, and meals. All lodging and meals must be pre-registered and pre-paid for before arrival. Please register by Friday, June 15, 2018.

Please click here for the workshop schedule.


  • Course Registration $326.00
  • Room and Board (6 nights lodging, 16 meals) $370.00



Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Conference Center at 269-671-2400 or conference@kbs.msu.edu.