Integrating knowledge and approaches across microbiomes

Integrating knowledge and approaches across microbiomes
Exploring microbiomes from plants to humans.  Held in collaboration with the British Ecological Society and Microbiology Society.


Given that all multicellular organisms support a microbiome, this complex metagenome has the potential to unite organismal, evolutionary and ecological biologists from traditionally disjunct areas of research. As more biologists become interested in the function and influence of the microbiome, there is significant potential for knowledge exchange between researchers working in this area. The aim of this one-day meeting, jointly hosted by the British Ecological Society, the Microbiology Society and the Society for Applied Microbiology, is to discuss approaches and findings from across a broad suite of environments and hosts.

After the event we will head across the road to The Blue Lion Inn to continue our discussions of all things microbiome, hopefully in the sunshine.

We will hear keynote addresses from the following speakers:
Dr Thorunn Helgason, University of York
Dr Petra Louis, The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen
Prof Penny Hirsch, Rothamsted Research
Dr Matthew Ryan, Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI)

Microbiome Methods Forum
This event will coincide with the launch of the Microbiome Methods Forum: a microbiome wet lab and bioinformatics forum developed by the BES Microbial Ecology Special Interest Group. This will act as an open and interactive portal for microbiome research, for anyone to contribute and make use of. We welcome contributions from attendees and others (please contact for more information).

Registration has now closed.
9/19/2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Charles Darwin House 12 Roger Street London WC1N 2JU

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