National Microbiome Initiative announcement, May 13, 2016

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National Microbiome Initiative announcement, May 13, 2016

National Microbiome Initiative announcement, May 13, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creation of National Microbiome Initiative

On Friday, May 13, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced a new National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) to foster the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems. In attendance were (left to right) David Mark Welch, Director of the Bay Paul Center and Associate Director of the Microbiome Center https://microbiome.uchicago.edu; Eugene Chang, Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, and collaborator with Mitch Sogin; Jack Gilbert, Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago and Faculty Director of the Microbiome Center https://microbiome.uchicago.edu/and MBL Fellow in the Bay Paul Center; Zoe Cardon, Senior Scientist at the Ecosystems Center and second author on an ASM editorial by NMI participants highlighting issues addressed by the NMI http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/3/e00714-16; and Erin Lane, Executive Director of the Microbiome Center https://microbiome.uchicago.edu/.

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