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2016 META Center for Systems Biology Symposium

March 29, 2016


The 3rd Annual META Center for Systems Biology Symposium will be held at the Eugene Hilton Hotel from August 5-7 (Friday evening-Sunday noon). This year’s symposium, entitled “Host-Microbe Systems: Models to Medicine”, will explore  … read more …

Major gift to support zebrafish research, genomics, and imaging

February 29, 2016


Columbia Sportswear CEO, Tim Boyle, and his wife, Mary, have made a $10 million gift that greatly supports and expands UO’s groundbreaking work in the life sciences. The gift will endow funding for the UO’s aquatic animal care facility, fund the  … read more …

META Center paper models host responses to microbiota

November 18, 2015


META Center postdoc Annah Rolig, student Adam Burns, and faculty members Raghuveer Parthasarathy, Brendan Bohannan, and Karen Guillemin have published a new study that uses gnotobiology and mathematical modeling to describe the  … read more …




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