•  Announcing The Noster and Science Microbiome Prize

    The NOSTER Science Microbiome Prize is an international prize that rewards innovative research by investigators, under the age of 35, who are working on the functional attributes of the microbiota. The research can include any organism that has potential to contribute to our understanding of human or veterinary health and disease, or to guide therapeutic interven-tions. The winner and finalists will be chosen by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by a senior editor at Science. The top prize includes a complimentary membership to AAAS, an online subscription to Science, and $25,000 (USD).

    Submit your research essay today!

    Apply by 1/24/20

  • The 2nd October 2019 Watson Armour Seminar at the Field Museum

     Tad Fukami (Stanford University) will be giving a lecture entitled “Nectar Microbial Communities as a Natural Microcosm”

    Location:  - 12pm in Ward Hall.


  • 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  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

    Description of funding call: Note non-UChicago users should login in via the non-UChicago user link on main funding portal page: