OMBI is hosting a series of events in May, 2017 that you may be interested in. These events will all be hosted at OSU. See below for more information


  • May 11, 2017: A microbiome research training workshop.

This will be a hands-on training workshop designed for students and researchers that are interested in learning microbiome research techniques, especially regarding the generation and analysis of microbiome data. For more information, please go here.


  • May 11, 2017: A public lecture by Ed Yong, an award winning science writer and author of the widely acclaimed book on microbiomes "I contain multitudes".

Every animal, whether wasp or squid or human, is a teeming mass of microbes--an entire world, a thriving ecosystem. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, grant us incredible abilities, and bombard us with their genes. Based on his bestselling book, I Contain Multitudes, science writer Ed Yong will take us takes us on a tour of this neglected but increasingly fashionable world--one of glowing squid, gutless worms, disease-fighting mosquitoes, and faecal transplants.

For more information, please go here.



  • May 12, 2017: A microbiome research discussion forum.

OSU investigators, researchers, and students will participate in a collective forum regarding the state and future of microbiome research. This forum will include presentations from internationally reknown researchers including:

  • Titus Brown (University of California, Davis)
  • Jack Gilbert (Argonne National National Laboratories)
  • Karen Guillemin (University of Oregon)
  • Janet Jansson (Pacific Northwest National Laboratories)
  • Maria Marco (University of California, Davis)
  • Trent Northen (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories)
  • Lita Proctor (National Institutes of Health)

The evening will be capped off with a reception at the Corvallis Art Gallery, where microbiome-related art will be on display as part of the SPARK: Art and Sciences initiative. 

For more information, please go here.


Sponsorship for these events has generously been provided by the OSU College of Science, the OSU Research Office, and the OSU Department of Microbiology.