The Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) invites you to participate in the International Conference on Microbiome Engineering (ICME 2018), November 4-6, 2018 in Boston, MA. Submit abstracts by August 6, 2018.
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The goal of our study is to understand the interplay between host diet, the gut microbiota, and host biology. We utilize hibernation as a model system to measure the extreme shifts in nutrition from summer to winter, where there is an absence of food for a long period of time during seasonal hibernation in mammals, on abundance and diversity of gut microbiota.
The North Temperate Lakes Microbial Observatory seeks to understand how freshwater microbial communities assemble, the underlying traits and lifestyles of their individual members, and interactions among their members.
Over the last few decades, agronomic research has also indicated that reduced tillage or no-tillage improves crop yields in a sustainable manner.
We are developing tools to design a panel of obligate lytic phages to precisely edit a microbial community by eliminating specific microbial species. This approach can be modified to deliver genetic payloads to specific members within a community.