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7th Conference on Beneficial Microbes

July 24, 2018

7th Conference on Beneficial Microbes held July 8-11, 2018

The 7th Conference of Beneficial Microbes, co-organized by Mark Mandel and META Center Director Karen Guillemin, gathered scientists from all over the globe in Madison, Wisconsin to share their research on host-microbe systems, ranging from  … read more …

Cholera and the Gut Microbiota

June 11, 2018


META researchers Savannah Logan, Raghuveer Parthasarathy, and colleagues recently published a study exploring the intestinal activity of Vibrio cholerae, the bacterial pathogen that causes cholera. Combining unprecedented live imaging and genetic  … read more …

Registration open for the 7th Conference on Beneficial Microbes

January 12, 2018

7th Conference on Beneficial Microbes

Karen Guillemin and Mark Mandel, co-organizers of the 7th Conference on Beneficial Microbes, are pleased to announce the conference speakers and sessions:  … read more …




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Friday, October 19

Journal Club

Speaker: Jarrett Lebov

“Neonatal acquisition of Clostridia species protects against colonization by bacterial pathogens”

275 Onyx, 3pm

Monday, October 15

Meta Meeting

Speaker: Jarett Lebov

“Exploring the evolutionary trajectories experienced by an environmental bacterium adapting to the zebrafish gut”

350 Willamette 4pm

Friday, October 12th

Journal Club

How Iron fortification adversely affects the gut microbiome, increases pathogen
abundance and induces intestinal inflammation in Kenyan infants

Speaker: Camille Cioffi
275 Onyx, 3pm

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