Announcements, News & Events

Suspension of Non-essential Lab Operations Due to the SARS-COV-2 Pandemic

The CHOP Microbiome Center has suspended non-essential lab operations due to the SARS-COV-2 pandemic. We are currently only accepting samples for COVID19-related projects. Our bioinformatics team remains fully operational and we are still available for consultations.

2020 PennCHOP Microbiome Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program

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.

Upcoming Special Microbiome Seminar

Dr. Kelsey Jones
University of Oxford, UK
Malnutrition and diarrhea: a case for treating the immune system
10 am, Wednesday, 2/5/20, 132 Hill Pavilion, Penn Vet
380 South University Ave

Dr. Gary Wu gives interview for Gastronauts Podcast

Check out an interview from one of our Co-Directors, Gary Wu MD, on the Gastronauts Podcast. In the episode, he shares his experiences as both a physician and scientist and how we can develop the skills to think creatively and communicate effectively.

Save the Date: 2020 Symposium on High-throughput Screening Technologies

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce the 2020 Symposium on High-throughput Screening Technologies at Penn will take place in the Biomedical Research Building (BRB) Gaulton Auditorium on:

6th Annual Microbiome Symposium: Agenda

Please join us on October 3rd for the 6th Annual PennCHOP Microbiome Program Symposium. This year, we are collaborating with the Abramson Cancer Center! Please see below for the agenda.

Save the Date for Our Sixth Annual Symposium!


Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
8 am – 7 pm
BRB II/III, Gaulton Auditorium


Save the Date: Pittsburgh Rust Belt Microbiome Conference

The Pittsburgh Rust Belt Microbiome Conference will take place November 4 and 5, 2019 at Carnegie Mellon University.

PennCHOP Microbiome Program Participates in Be A Scientist
On Sunday, April 28th, several members of the PennCHOP Microbiome Program participated in the Be A Scientist event.
High-Throughput Sequencing Core Hosts Penn Wood High School Students
On April 24th, our High-Throughput Sequencing Core welcomed a class from Penn Wood High School to learn about sequencing and DNA extraction.