2022 Workshop: Exploratory Data Analysis and Modeling in R with Microbiome Applications


Monday, August 22, 2022 (All day) to Friday, August 26, 2022 (All day)


Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

DESCRIPTION: This intensive, hands-on workshop will use microbiome data as a backdrop to learn R. The workshop will feature morning & afternoon sessions taught by expert faculty and technical assistants. All participants will acquire fundamental computational skills, bioinformatics best practices, exploratory data analysis, and modeling techniques.

WHEN: 22-26 August, 2022 (Morning Sessions: 9:00-12:00 Afternoon Sessions: 13:00-16:00)

WHERE: AHRI Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, 719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa

**REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: No course fee. ½ page letter of intent for course and email of willing recommended. Bring your own laptop.


  • UNIX computing
  • Introduction to R
  • Library prep of human microbiome samples
  • Processing raw microbiome data
  • Connecting sequencing data and metadata through exploratory data analysis


  • Joseph Elsherbini, Harvard Medical School
  • Scott Handley, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Tulio de Oliviera, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Douglas Kwon, Harvard Medical School

CONTACT : 2022MicroDataDurban@kwonlab.org

REGISTER TODAY! Deadline: 7 August, 2022.

See also: Symposia