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.


There is no EDAMAME course for 2019, but as always, feel free to check out our GitHub for past tutorials.


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.