Apr. 16, 2021—The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative’s annual boot camp series will introduce participants to an analytical and experimental workflow and web-based visual tools to study and investigate the microbiome. Workshop II in the series is scheduled for Monday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT.
Mar. 4, 2021—A probiotic factor given early in life to mice prevented intestinal inflammation in adulthood, providing a rationale for probiotic intervention in individuals at high risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease.
Mar. 2, 2021—Seth Bordenstein, Centennial Professor of Biological Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.
Feb. 22, 2021—The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative Postdoc Association, in association with the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative and VI4 research communities, will host Dr. Ruth Ley of the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen, Germany, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at noon.
Jan. 27, 2021—Scientists are just beginning to understand the impact of diet on the gut microbiome and how this interaction affects human health, but baselines must first be established to yield answers.
Jan. 25, 2021—The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative 2020-21 boot camp series will introduce participants to a new analytical workflow and web-based visual tools to study and investigate the microbiome. Workshop II in the series is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jan. 11, 2021—Small RNAs — short stretches of genetic material — from microbes may be playing a role in rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.
Oct. 20, 2020—A new method that keeps microbes and gut cells together will be useful for studies of complex host-microbe interactions and for analysis of clinical specimens.
Sep. 14, 2020—The 4th annual Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative Boot Camp will kick off the first in a series of computational boot camps with an introduction to the importance of proper experimental design, data analysis and interpretation of microbiome sequencing data.
Aug. 28, 2020—Single-cell and multisystem analysis leads cell biologists at Vanderbilt to new understanding of rare cells, with potential inflammation-reducing therapeutics for Crohn’s disease and IBD patients.
Jul. 27, 2020—Consumption of soy foods may shape the microbiome and protect against hypertension only in individuals with soy-responsive microbiota, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Jun. 24, 2020—The Vanderbilt Undergraduate Microbiome Society recently made a donation of $1,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee as part of VUMS’ efforts to raise awareness about the microbiome and to better the local community.