Please refer to the following announcement for our 6th Annual Microbiome Symposium starting the night of Wednesday, October 2nd 2019. Our Keynote presentation will be by Laurence Zitvogel, MD, PhD. Please stay tuned for more announcements on this exciting event!
Purpose and Research Focus:
The mission of the PennCHOP Microbiome Program is to facilitate research across campus focused on understanding the microbiome and altering its composition and activity to improve health. Pilot/Feasibility grants are designed to bring together microbiome investigators and to stimulate other researchers to enter the field and investigate the influence of the microbiome in their subject areas. The Pilot/Feasibility Projects can focus on the microbiota at any body site of the human or animal hosts. Projects can focus on composition and/or function of bacterial, fungal, archaeal, or viral communities as well as their physiological and pathological effects on their hosts.