New Northwest Microbiome Network to host microbiome mixer, March 16

Northwest Microbiome Network

The human microbiome is implicated in a range of human health and disease — from inflammatory and metabolic disorders to neurological and infectious diseases. Its role in health and its potential for targeted therapeutic intervention is a research priority for the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Microbiome Mixer
Saturday, March 16, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Robertson Life Sciences Building
OHSU South Waterfront

To strengthen and support microbiome research in the Pacific Northwest, five institutions have formed the Northwest Microbiome Network. The collective will bring together the expertise and capabilities of OHSU, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The Northwest Microbiome Network is hosting a mixer as part of the larger project to work with researchers across institutions to identify institutional strengths, capacities, and resources at each institution. The event will include presentations, posters, and networking with the goal of building a regional community of microbiome researchers who can identify and initiate collaborative pilot projects.

All members of the community are welcome to attend, including faculty, clinicians, and trainees — particularly from disciplines traditionally underrepresented in microbiome research.

See the full schedule and find out more at the Northwest Microbiome Network website.

Capacity is limited. Contact Erica Shaw at shawer@ohsu.edu to register.

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