Rhode Island Microbiome Symposium 2022

2nd Rhode Island Microbiome Symposium (Virtual)

The 2nd Rhode Island Microbiome Symposium was held virtually on January 14, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This symposium brought together researchers who conduct or are interested in conducting microbiome research.  The symposium included keynote speakers Dr. Alvaro Sanchez (Yale) and Dr. Suzanne Ishaq (University of Maine), formal talks from regional researchers, lightning talks for students and postdocs, and a poster session.

The goal of this symposium is to promote microbiome and microbial research in Rhode Island and the Northeast by bringing together researchers from state universities and hospitals who currently work on microbiome research or who are interested in starting microbiome research.  Our goal for this symposium is to stimulate networking and result in new collaborations, grant proposals and manuscripts.  While the scope is broad to encourage participation, the general focus will be on microbiome research relevant to the State of Rhode Island such as ocean health, aquaculture and precision medicine initiatives. 

Steering Committee

  • Dr. Roxanne Beinart, URI Graduate School of Oceanography
  • Dr. Peter Belenky, Brown Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Dr. August Guang, Brown COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease
  • Dr. Christopher Hemme, URI RI-INBRE/College of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Kathryn Ramsey, URI Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chris Powers, URI Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Laura Bellavia, URI RI-INBRE

For questions contact:
Christopher Hemme
Director, RI-INBRE Bioinformatics Core
Email: hemmecl@uri.edu

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:


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