UCI Microbiome Initiative

Microbial communities–microbiomes–in our soil, oceans, and bodies have a lot in common. But current microbiome research is not well coordinated among disciplines. The UCI Microbiome Initiative seeks to create cross-discipline collaboration to discover universal principles about microbiomes across all systems.

While human and environmental microbiomes have traditionally been studied separately, UCI researchers have already begun to bridge the gap, opening up new possibilities for improving the health of the Earth and its inhabitants. The UCI Microbiome Initiative is working to build collaborations across disciplines, identifying similarities between human and environmental microbe communities, and training a new generation of interdisciplinary microbiome scientists.

Recently the UCI Microbiome Initiative helped to form a new network of Microbiome Centers across the United States.

For more information, see the Microbiome Centers Consortium website at http://microbiomecenters.org/

For on campus researchers, the UCI Microbiome Initiative offers consulting services to help develop new projects, connect labs across disciplines, and collect preliminary data. Sign up below.

To facilitate new microbiome research on campus, the UCI Microbiome offers consulting services to help develop new projects, connect labs across disciplines, and collect preliminary data. Sign up below.

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