NE EPSCoR hosts NSF-funded microbiomes conference

September 17, 2018

Register by Oct. 1 for microbiomes research conference

A two-day symposium, “Microbiomes From Different Habitats: Soil, Water and Gut,” gathers experts Oct. 16-17 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Lincoln. Registration (free) closes October 1. Speakers include The Atlantic’s Ed Yong, and a special session includes an interactive workshop on how scientists can succeed in media interviews.

This conference is part of the Nebraska Research & Innovation Conference (NRIC) annual series, conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2016 a five-year, $20 million NSF project established the Center for Root & Rhizobiome Innovation (CRRI): a collaboration to research crop productivity focused on plants’ root microbiome. CRRI scientists--from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Doane University--aim to grow scientific knowledge that will better feed the world’s growing population.

Students and faculty interested in attending the 2018 NRIC event should register at (note: deadline for discount hotel room reservations at the group rate is September 24). Attendees may also present a relevant poster in the event’s poster session on the afternoon of October 16 (posters must be registered no later than October 1).

Conference: Microbiomes from Different Habitats - Soil, Water and Gut