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Importance of dispersal in shaping microbiomes

October 11, 2017

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A new publication, led by META Center graduate Adam Burns, demonstrates the importance of dispersal in shaping gut microbial communities, as described here. In this study, Burns and coworkers  … read more …

META Center Coordinator Julie Hale Honored

October 10, 2017


Julie Hale, META Center Coordinator, was honored this fall as a University of Oregon Classified Star. The Classified Star award is sponsored by the President’s Office to recognize Classified employees who go above and beyond in support of the  … read more …

Microbial Communities Workshop

August 3, 2017

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Last month, META Center scientist Raghuveer Parthasarathy attended and spoke at a conference on Microbial Communities — the “Joint ICGEB-ICTP-APCTP Workshop on Systems Biology and Molecular Economy of Microbial Communities”. The workshop  … read more …




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