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.
All applicants have been notified.


2018 schedule


EDAMAME is supported by the National Institutes of Health (1R25GM115335-01), the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Award 2016-68003-24604), the National Science Foundation Dimensions of Biodiversity program (awards DEB 1737758 and DEB 1737765) and Population and Community Ecology/Ecosystem Sciences Clusters (award DEB 1749544), and Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research under Award Number DE-SC0018420.

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

  • 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!


  • Applicants Updated

    Applicants have been notified of acceptance status into the course. Please contact us if you have not been notified.