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The Microbiome Center is a group of scientists dedicated to learning about the world of microbes. Originally founded by the University of Chicago, The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Argonne National Laboratory the group continues to focus on it's founding ideals.
UChicago's Ecology and Evolution Professor and Co-Director of the Microbiome Center Cathy Pfister said, "We feel that our mission is to encompass microbes broadly: environmental microbes, microbes that are free-living, microbes that have symbioses with other organisms as well as humans. We all think microbes are important in any context, so let's bring together common approaches and methods to study them."
Not only does the center provide a space for important research, it also hosts several meetings each year. One of these meetings was on the UChicago Campus on Tuesday, April 16.
To learn more about the Microbiome Center and it's research read Matt Wood's article at the Forefront.