The Microbiome Center, a joint initiative of the MBL, the University of Chicago, and Argonne National Laboratory, has announced the successful applicants for what it’s calling “Pilot Projects, 2.0.” The Center sought proposals linking the study of microbes with any aspect of global change. The focus of the grants is to “fund exploratory projects difficult
By Matt Wood
Nearly three years after its launch, the Microbiome Center is staying true to its roots as a hub for like-minded scientists interested in exploring the world of microbes.
By Matt Wood Illustration by UChicago Creative Alzheimer’s disease researcher Myles Minter still sounds a little surprised while describing the improbable group of researchers he is collaborating with these days—not just neuroscientists but also colleagues from fields as disparate as gastroenterology and marine biology. A postdoctoral scholar in neurobiology, Minter and his advisor, Prof. Sangram Sisodia,