For those interested in our favorite host C. elegans and microbes, have we got a workshop for you! We hope that all can participate on they day and would like to invite those that would like to talk as part of the workshop to submit an abstract by April 15.
The focus of these talks is much more on tools/methods/approaches/resources in the context of the interesting science that you are doing.
===> SUBMIT ABSTRACT: Small Things Considered: 2nd C. elegans Workshop on the Microbiome
Small Things Considered: 2nd C. elegans Workshop on the Microbiome
Saturday, June 22 2019 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
ORGANIZERS: Buck Samuel (Baylor College of Medicine), Michael Shapira (UC Berkeley) & Hinrich Schulenburg (University Kiel)
SUMMARY: Studies of the natural ecology of C. elegans in recent years have shown that microbes not only play a role as potential food or pathogens, but can also colonize the intestines of C. elegans as multi-species communities (or ‘microbiomes’). The aim of this workshop is to provide an overview of this emerging field, as well as to introduce a new 12-member model microbiome (CeMbio), useful research pipelines, and a wealth of additional resources. The tools discussed will open the door to any researcher wanting to investigate C. elegans biology in a more natural microbial context.