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HUMAnN 2.0 is a pipeline for efficiently and accurately profiling the presence/absence and abundance of microbial pathways in a community from metagenomic or metatranscriptomic sequencing data (typically millions of short DNA/RNA reads). This process, referred to as functional profiling, aims to describe the metabolic potential of a microbial community and its members. More generally, functional profiling answers the question “What are the microbes in my community-of-interest doing (or capable of doing)?”

Environment Modules

Run module spider humann2 to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_HUMANN2_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_HUMANN2_BIN - executable directory


If you publish research that uses humann2 you have to cite it as follows:

Franzosa EA*, McIver LJ*, Rahnavard G, Thompson LR, Schirmer M, Weingart G, Schwarzberg Lipson K, Knight R, Caporaso JG, Segata N, Huttenhower C. Species-level functional profiling of metagenomes and metatranscriptomes. Nat Methods 15: 962-968 (2018).