Microbiota processing for mothur

Dates: TBA – Currently no mother workshop is planned

– – – –  9:00am-3:30pm

Location: Biotechnology Center, room 1360

LIMITED to 18 participants – (4 minimum)

REGISTER: use Google Calendar link to register on chosen date


The workshops will focus on processing Next Gen. Sequencing data for microbiota identification of operational taxonomic units (OTUs) with the software mothur from Illumina platform  data covering 16S rRNA gene sequences.

In this all day workshop with lecture and hands on exercises, participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of the Linux environment and a basic understanding of statistical methods.


The mothur software will be used via line command method.
Must be comfortable with the Linux command line (bash shell) and familiar with basic Linux commands.

The Linux Basic for NGS Data Analysis can provide training, or attend the Linux Essentials workshop. However, for this microbiota workshop this is only highly recommended, not required.

* There is a minimal set of software that should be installed on laptops BEFORE attending the workshop. Instructions will be provided to attendees prior to the workshop and can be found within the PDF document: Preparation for Linux-based worshop

Fee: $275 / seat


Madison Cox, Graduate student with Prof. Garret Suen, Microbial Sciences

Previous instructors:

Kimberly Dill-McFarland, Ph.D., Microbial Sciences
Madison Cox, Graduate student with Prof. Garret Suen, Microbial Sciences
Jean-Yves Sgro,  Ph.D., Biotechnology Center

*No-show Policy*
All cancellations need to be notified 72 hours in advance.