Learning How to Work Qiime

So we’ve done our data collection, we’ve done more PCR than we could ever imagine, and we finally got our sequences. Now what? We analyze our data using Qiime, a software that will help us see connections between our microbe data. Qiime is useful since it can handle the large amounts of data we’re throwing at it, something most other programs would crash just thinking about. As someone with average knowledge of computers, it’s entirely intimidating learning something based on programming from scratch, but it has also been a great learning experience. Now off to play with terminal and find some meaning in these strings of letters…

About aalexiev

I am a third year Microbiology major with a minor in Evolution and Ecology at UC Davis.
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2 Responses to Learning How to Work Qiime

  1. Did you attend the QIIME workshop?

    • aalexiev says:

      No, unfortunately, I did not. I regret it now. I have no knack for computers. Slowly getting the hang of it using online resources and David’s help.

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