Discovering the role of microbiomes across environments

Kelp Biofilm

Who we are

UChicago, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory - Collaborating to explore the power of microbes across environments.


TMC Affiliates

Expertise across environments in microbiome research


Awards and funding opportunities

The Microbiome Center awards funding for Pilot Projects in order to promote cross-faculty research initiatives in all aspects of microbiome research. These encourage collaborative proposals from Argonne, the MBL or the UChicago, and aspire to initiate new areas of research or education and increase competitiveness for extramural funding. Travel Awards support microbial research related exchange for our students and postdocs. The Beacon Project, inaugurated in 2022 aims to bring a signature project to define the Microbiome Center. 

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Training the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists

  • MBL courses offer college students a perspective on microbiome research
  • Our meta'omics worksop in February covered metagenomics with an'vio and metabolomics with Agilent. 
  • Check back here for forthcoming workshops!

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