2019 Microbiome Pilot Projects

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Microbiome Pilot Project Funding Call:

The winning proposals are:

  • "Establishment of the microbiome of the little skate-during embryogenesis" - David Mark Welch (MBL) and Neil Shubin (UChicago)
  • "Nitrogen fixation in coastal marine environments: discovering microbial Function" - Cathy Pfister (UChicago), Murat Eren ( UChicago) and Anne Giblin (MBL)
  • "Dissecting Phage-Bacteria Interactions in Single Cells" - Maureen Coleman (UChicago) and Anindita Basu (ANL)
  • "Bone Marrow Reconstitution of germ free mice to determine the role of microbiota I B-catenin induced gut inflammation." - Fotini Gounari and Thomas Gajewski (UChicago)
  • "A Novel Approach to Understanding Sino nasal Microbes and Mucosal Immunity in Chronic Rhinosinusitis" - Jay Pinto, Anne Sperling and Philip Verhoef (UChicago)
  • "Identifying the Role of the segmented earthworm microbiome in whole body regeneration" - Duygu Özpolat (MBL), Jessica Mark Welch (MBL) and Murat Eren (UChicago) 

Original Announcement:

The Microbiome Center seeks to fund 3-5 Pilot Projects to a maximum of $20,000 each to promote cross-faculty research initiatives in all aspects of microbiome research. Proposals should involve two or more laboratories from Argonne, the MBL or the University, and should focus on how this funding will initiate new areas of research or education and increase competitive chances for extramural funding, rather than experimental detail. Proposals should be 2-3 pages in length, contain a brief budget, and be submitted via http://fundingopportunities.uchicago.edu/  by 20th May 2019.

Submissions must originate from UChicago, MBL, or Argonne faculty. Decisions will be posted 14 Jun 2019. Direct any questions to Ruth Fahey rjfahey@uchicago.edu

Description of funding call: http://fundingopportunities.uchicago.edu/p/a/117727/?s=1 Note non-UChicago users should login in via the non-UChicago user link on main funding portal page: http://fundingopportunities.uchicago.edu