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META Center’s commitment to combatting systemic racism

June 15, 2020

Dear META Center colleagues,
We, the leadership of the META Center, write you to express our commitment to combatting systemic racism that is pervasive in our society. We realize that this statement comes on the heels of many others you will have received over the past weeks. We were initially reluctant to add our voices to this chorus and chose to focus our efforts on anti-racist activities within our own immediate communities, but  … read more …

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 …




Upcoming & Recent Events


Friday, May 22nd via Zoom

Journal Club

Speaker: Laura Desban

“A Host-Produced Quorum-Sensing Autoinducer Controls a Phage Lysis-Lysogeny Decision”

Article Here

Friday, May 15th Zoom 3:00 pm

Journal Club

Speaker: Arden Perkins

“Structure of Mpro from COVID-19 virus and discovery of its inhibitors”

Article Here

Friday, May 8th via Zoom

Journal Club

Speaker: Watch Video

“Covid-19 TAGC conference keynote talk”

Video Link Here
Zoom Meeting Link Here
Meeting ID: 996-0903-0771

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