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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 …




Upcoming & Recent Events


Friday, January 18th

Special Seminar

Speaker: Suresh Jesuthasan

“How bacteria enable altruism in their host”

Previous Paper

275 Onyx 3:00pm

Monday, January 14

Student Seminar

Speaker: Michelle Massaquoi

“Investigating the role of bacterial protein BefA on host beta cell development”

275 Onyx 3:30pm

Friday, November 30th

Journal Club

Speaker: Stephanie VanBeuge

“Adaptation via Symbiosis: Recent Spread of a Drosophila Defensive Symbiont”

Article Here

275 Onyx 3pm

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