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2nd Fish Microbiota Workshop September 3-5, 2019

June 3, 2019

There’s still time to register for the 2nd Fish Microbiota Workshop held in Eugene Oregon, September 3-5.
We are bringing together researchers from around the world to discuss their work on the interactions between fish and their microbes. From aquaculture to gnotobiology, eels to zebrafish, coral reefs to the baltic sea, all fishy folks welcome.
Submit your abstract on the website.

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 …




Upcoming & Recent Events


Friday, September 6th

Special Seminar

Speaker: Francine Arroyo

Topic: “Diurnal transcriptional oscillations of giant gut bacteria in wild-caught surgeonfish”

Onyx 275 12:00-1:00 pm

Monday, July 15th

Meta Meeting

Speaker: Clayton Carey

Topic: “Rapid diversification of the mammalian heat-stable enterotoxin receptor reveals an evolutionary battle for water”

350 Willamette 4pm

Friday, June 7th

Journal Club

Speaker: Jarrett Lebov

“Anti-Infective Effect of Adhesive Probiotic Lactobacillus in Fish is Correlated With Their Spatial Distribution in the Intestinal Tissueā€¯

Article Here

275 Onyx 3pm

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