Microbiome Working Group

The Microbiome Working Group provides an informal infrastructure for networking and continuing education relevant to microbiome research. Because the field is new, rapidly evolving, and multidisciplinary by nature, the group strives to link basic, clinical, and population health sciences researchers, facilitating the exchange of ideas across Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).

To receive information about upcoming events or suggest speakers for the seminar series, please sign up for the listserv or contact Anne-Catrin Uhlemman (au2110@cumc.columbia.edu) or Medini Annavajhala (mka2136@cumc.columbia.edu) directly.

Upcoming Seminars

May 9th, 4pm; Atchley Loeb Room, PH 8 East 107A
Antonio Gomes, PhD

Microbiome Core Data Club
Julian Abrams, MD, MPH and Francesca LaCarpia, PhD

Past Seminars

Spring 2018

Wednesday, April 18th, 8:30 AM; HH LL-106 [Hosted by Systems Biology]
“Microbiome analysis in clinical research: can our microbes tell us what to eat”
Tal Korem, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

April 12th, 4pm; Atchley Loeb Room, PH 8 East 107A
“Microbiota composition and outcomes after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation”
Tsoni (Jonathan) Peled, MD, PhD
Assistant Attending, Bone Marrow Transplantation Service
van den Brink laboratory
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

March 8th, 4pm; Atchley Loeb Room, PH 8 East 107A
“Novel tools for microbiome characterization: applications in fecal microbiota transplants”
Jose C. Clemente, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences & Immunology Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Fall 2017

September 27, 4pm; Atchley Loeb Room, PH 8 East 107A
“Microbiome 101: An Introduction to Microbiome Studies and Bioinfomatics Tools”
Medini Annavajhala, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
CUIMC Division of Infectious Diseases

Note: The Microbiome Working Group was started and initially maintained by a dedicated group of graduate students, postdocs, and faculty organizers through the Mailman School of Public Health. For more information about past seminars and organizers, please see visit the Mailman School of Public Health website.