September 2021

  • Sept. 29-30: Center for Microbiome Innovation International Microbiome Meeting


June 2020

  • June 4th, 6-7:30pm, Cheese Microbiome Webinar (and optional tasting)
    • Hosted by Jasper Hill Farm Creamery in Vermont
    • Will feature invited guests Dr. Ben Wolfe and Dr. Rachel Dutton discussing the cheese microbiome.
    • Register here ($10 for webinar alone, $110 includes cheese shipped to your house)
  • June 8th, 3pm, Advanced Ecological Statistics Working Group (First meeting) – Lead by Ahmed Zayed (email for more information)
  • June 9th, 2pm, IMG Statistical Analysis Tools Webinar 
    • Perform statistical comparisons of gene counts across discrete groups of isolate genomes or metagenomes in IMG. Register here.
  • June 11th, 9:30-11pm, Microbiome Futures Online Panel Discussion
    • An interactive digital session where a group of microbiome experts discuss the potential of developing a new generation of microbiome therapies.
    • For more information, and to register (free), click here.
  • June 15th, 9:30-10:20am, Plant Pathology Seminar – Ana M. Vazquez-Catoni. “Come together”: Studying drivers in bacterial community composition inside tomato plants grown in soils with chicken grazing history.
  • June 16th, 2pm, IMG ANI (Average Nucleotide Identity) Webinar 
    • Learn how ANI is computed and interpreted for species delineation. Browse or search these pre-computed isolates’ clusters in IMG. Register here.
  • CANCELLED: June 18-22, Chicago, IL, ASM Microbe
  • June 22nd, 3pm, Joint Virome and Microbiome Working Group Meeting
  • June 27th, World Microbiome Day

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February 2021

  • Feb. 17th, 4-5pm, IDI Seminar Series: Monitoring & Disinfecting SARS-CoV-2 in the Environment
    • Karen Dannemiller, PhD: Viruses in dust in the indoor environment: Dust as a surveillance matrix for SARS-CoV-2 monitoring
    • Natalie Hull, PhDDisinfection of SARS-CoV-2 by UV light: Mechanisms, kinetics, and public health implications
    • Register here.
  • Feb. 23-24, 8am-4pm, NIEHS Virtual Microbiome Workshop: Impact of Environmental Exposures on the Microbiome and Human Health
    • Registration is required, but free of charge.  The registration deadline is February 5, 2021.
    • The goals of the workshop are:
      • To understand the relationship between environmental agents, the microbiome, and human health
      • To build a network of environmental health microbiome researchers
      • To determine if best practices can be developed by assessing environmental contaminants and the microbiome

March 2021

  • March 2 – May 4, Tuesdays 1-3pm EST, start of the Microbiome Informatics Webinar Series
    • Registration is required
    • Topics covered in this webinar series range from microbiome data pre-processing to analysis, and include:
      • QIIME, basic and advanced ecological statistics
      • Processing of of metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs)
      • Microbial pathways and genome-resolved inference with DRAM
      • Next-generation taxonomy and phylogenomics
      • Identifying and working with virus sequences
      • Introduction to long-read sequencing to microbiome analysis
  • Friday, March 5, 11:30am-1:20pm, Human Nutrition Seminar, Dr. Janelle Ayers, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Tuesday, March 23, 11:30am-1pm, Data Science for Scientists Club Info Session
    • Meets weekly on Tuesdays 11:30am-1pm
    • Open to any individual (students, postdocs, or faculty) interested in developing skills necessary to analyze any type of data
    • No programming experience necessary! Club is a great place for absolute beginners to get introduced to the basics of data analysis and programming
    • Develop programming skills in Python, R, and associated libraries
    • Share tips and tricks for data analysis and visualization
    • Email or for more information
    • Zoom link
  • Tuesday, March 23, 4-5pm, Dr. Amber Jennings, University of Memphis
    • Modified chitosan biomaterials for biofilm-based infection prevention and treatment
    • Zoom link here
  • Wednesday, March 24, 4:10-5:05pm, Dr. Sheri Floge, Wake Forest University
  • Thursday, March 25, 12pm, Dr. Katherine Lemon, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Human nasal microbiota and disease (see flyer here…)
    • Webex link here
    • The Lemon lab seeks to identify bacterial strains and bacterial-produced compounds from human nasal microbiota that will lead to new ways to prevent infections. They have identified and developed human nasal microbiota as a model system to address fundamental questions about how host-associated bacteria shape their communities through interspecies interactions.
  • Thursday, March 25, 12pm, Q&A with CoMS Leadership
    • Come learn about what CoMS is up to, ask questions, share your ideas!
    • Zoom link here
    • Password: 142484
  • Tuesday, March 30, 10:30am-12pm, OSU Sustainability Institute Seminar
    • How to develop, win and execute interdisciplinary grants for research 
    • Click here to register.
  • Wednesday, March 31, 4:10-5:05pm, Dr. Phil Hugenholtz, The University of Queensland, Australia

April 2021

  • Wednesday, April 7th, 3-4pm: OSU STEAM Factory Discussion
    • When Disciplines Collide: Pulling back the curtain on an interdisciplinary team
    • For more info and to register, click here.
  • Thursday, April 8, 4pm: IDI WIP Seminar, Dr. Sebastian Winter, UT Southwestern
    • Gut Microbiota Metabolism during Health and Disease  (see flyer here…)
    • Zoom link here
    • Dr. Winter is a leader in his field and has two main areas of focus:
      • Interactions among the host, the intestinal microbiota, and enteric pathogens, particularly during episodes of intestinal inflammation.
      • The mechanisms of microbiota changes in the inflamed intestine in the absence of a bacterial pathogen
  • Wednesday, April 14th, 11am-12pm EST, NIH Nutrition Webinar – Dr. Purna Kashyap, Mayo Clinic
  • Thursday, April 15th, 9am-5pm, Annual Russell Klein Online Nutrition Symposium
    • Register here by March 12th 11:55pm.

June 2021


July 2021

      • What can the Center of Microbiome Science do for you?
        • Come find out what the Center of Microbiome Science has to offer for OSU/NCH investigators. Sessions will be tailored to each college, but attendance will not be limited to members of that college.
          • College of Engineering: Thursday, July 8 at 1pm
          • Arts and Sciences College: Tuesday, July 13 at 1pm
          • College of Medicine: Thursday, July 15 at 11am
          • College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences: Tuesday, July 20 at 1pm
          • College of Veterinary Medicine: Thursday, July 22 at 11am
        • Register here to attend.