Microbiota Research Interest Group

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The Microbiota Research Interest Group welcomes all researchers interested in microbial communities in the broadest sense, including impact on human and animal health and disease, ecological and agricultural microbiomes, meta-omics and bioinformatics, and novel intersections with microbiota.

Upcoming Events:

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Open to all principle investigators, faculty, and research staff. Admittance is free, but registration is required.

Registration and Information
Registration closes Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Bethancourt Ballroom 2300 A and D, Memorial Student Center (MSC)

This event brings together Texas A&M principal investigators who are interested in microbial communities in the broadest sense including:

• Impact on human health and disease
• Impact on animal health and disease
• Ecological and agricultural microbiomes
• Meta-omics and bioinformatics
• Novel intersections with microbiota

Presentations and breakout discussions:
Discussions will create awareness of ongoing microbiota research, reveal areas of expertise, enable opportunities for collaboration, and identify current obstacles in advancing microbiota research at Texas A&M University.

Flash Talks:
PIs are invited to present their ongoing microbiota-related research in a flash talk highlighting their area of expertise. Enter your presentation title and a brief summary of your talk when registering.

Attendees are invited to present a poster during the Networking and Poster Session. Enter your poster title when registering

Themes and Representatives:

  • Human Health and Disease
    • Dr. Robert Alaniz, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, College of Medicine
  • Animal Health and Disease
    • Dr. Jan SuchodolskiDepartment of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Ecology and Agricultural Microbiomes
  • Tools and Technologies
    • Dr. Arul Jayaraman, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, 

      Dwight Look College of Engineering


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Core for Integrated Microbiota Research (CIMR)
Integrated Metabolomics Analysis Core (IMAC)
National Microbiome Initiative
Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge

Current NIH funding opportunities in Microbiome Research
NSF Vision for Microbiome Research
NIH Human Microbiome Project
Earth Microbiome Project

For additional information please contact:

  • Shannon Eyre, administrative coordinator, Division of Research
  • Christina Papke, research development officer, Research Development Services, Division of Research