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META Center Preliminary Program

June 30, 2015


We’re pleased to announce the preliminary program for the META Center Symposium. We are still accepting meeting registration and poster abstract submissions until July 6th. Registration is free and hotel rooms are still available. Don’t miss this exciting meeting.

META Center Symposium Registration Open

April 28, 2015


The META Center for Systems Biology will host its second annual symposium in Eugene, Oregon on July 31-August 2, 2015. The Symposium on Host-Microbe Systems Biology will focus on the theme of “Synthesis and Selection of Host-Microbe Systems”. We will explore the properties of host-microbe  … read more …

Imaging Gut Microbes and Their Surroundings

January 27, 2015


Observing gut microbes in zebrafish, a model organism, provides insights into how microbial communities nucleate, develop, and interact with each other and with their host. To achieve high-resolution, three-dimensional live imaging in vivo,  … read more …




Upcoming & Recent Events


Monday, June 15

Meta Meeting

No Meetings until further notice

350 Willamette, 4pm

Summer 2015

Journal Club


Will Resume Fall 2015

Monday, June 8

Meta Meeting

*Discussion on the Science and Technology Policy Office Request for Information

*Introduction of 2015 AORTA student interns

350 Willamette, 4pm

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