Welcome to the EDAMAME course website!

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


Next year's course will be June 24-30, 2018 at the Kellogg Biological Station #


#2017 schedule


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 and MO BIO for providing t-shirts!

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

Recent Blog posts

  • EDAMAME 2018 dates

    We are pleased to announce that next year’s EDAMAME course will be held from June 24-30, 2018. Stay tuned for application information.


  • Applicants Updated

    Applicants have been notified of acceptance status into the course. Please contact us at edamame.course@gmail.com if you have not been notified.


  • Applications Closed

    We’ve just closed applications for #EDAMAME2017! We’ll notify applicants of their standing by March 15.


  • Accepting Applications

    We’re excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the Explorations in Data Analyses for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology (EDAMAME) workshop at Kellogg Biological Station 6-12 August 2017. EDAMAME is an intensive, hands-on course in microbial metagenome analyses, covering workflows from raw sequence analysis through to multivariate statistics...


  • Announcements and Course Schedule - Click Here!

    Our Wiki and course schedule is coming together! We’ve got awesome confirmed guest speakers, including National Academy members Jim Tiedje and Rich Lenski (tweet! @RELenski) from Michigan State. Check back often for updates and sneak previews of our tutorials as we roll them out!