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The Oregon State University Microbiome Initiative (OMBI) will host a series of events on May 11 and May 12, 2017. You and your trainees are invited and encouraged to participate in these events, which are briefly outlined below.
Microbiome Training Workshop
May 11, 2017 (10 am-4 pm): OMBI will host a hands-on training workshop on microbiome research techniques. This free workshop will take place at the Alumni Center and will teach methods and concepts related to the generation and analysis of microbiome data. Space is limited, so register early. No prior experience in microbiome research is necessary. Application Submission: science.oregonstate.edu/ombiworkshopapplication
May 11, 2017 (5:30 - 7 pm): Ed Yong, an award winning science writer and author of the widely acclaimed book on microbiomes "I Contain Multitudes", will give a public seminar about microbiome science. Ed is a wonderfully astute and entertaining reporter of science, and his seminar will provide a thought-provoking perspective on microbiome research. This event is being co-hosted with the SPARK: Art and Sciences initiative and the Department of Microbiology.
Microbiome Research Form
May 12, 2017 (9 am - 5 pm): OSU investigators, researchers, and students will participate in a strategic forum regarding the state and future of microbiome research. This forum will include presentations from internationally renowned microbiome experts, including: Carolee Bull (Penn State), Titus Brown (University of California, Davis), Jack Gilbert (Argonne National National Laboratories), Karen Guillemin (University of Oregon), Janet Jansson (Pacific Northwest National Laboratories), Maria Marco (University of California, Davis), Trent Northen (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories), Lita Proctor (National Institutes of Health)
We encourage participation from researchers outside of the field who have an interest in or expertise that is useful for advancing microbiome science.
Poster session and Reception
May 12, 2017: (6 pm): The event will include a poster session that offers cash prizes to students and postdocs; please encourage your trainees to participate. The evening will be capped off with a reception at the Corvallis Art Gallery (6 pm), where microbiome-related art will be on display as part of the SPARK: Art and Sciences initiative. Registration for this event is forthcoming.
Additional information: https://ombi.oregonstate.edu/content/ombi-microbiome-research-forum
For more information, please see our website (https://ombi.oregonstate.edu)
We are grateful to the OSU Research Office, the OSU College of Science, SPARK, and the Department of Microbiology for their support of these programs.
The NSF CAREER Coordinating Committee hosts a webinar to answer participants' questions about development and submission of proposals to the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). The webinar will give participants the opportunity to interact with members of the NSF CAREER Coordinating Committee in a question-and-answer format. To register and learn more, click here.