North Carolina Microbiome Consortium

Mission and Goals

The North Carolina Microbiome Consortium provides the opportunity for interested and committed participants in academia, industry and the public to seek and share knowledge concerning the science of the microbiome. It seeks to foster interdisciplinary connections among scientists in diverse fields who share a common interest in microbial communities and with those who develop the tools needed to study and understand these communities.

By coming together in this common pursuit of knowledge and the exchange of ideas, participants acknowledge the depth of local expertise; seek to establish North Carolina as a recognized leader in microbiome research and innovation, and aim to create greater opportunities for microbiome research and related industries in the state.

Membership Guidelines

Faculty, students, postdocs and industry members with interest in the Microbiome are welcome.

To be added to our mailing list, please fill out the Interest Form.


Upcoming Events

2018 NC Microbiome Symposium

May 15, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The North Carolina Microbiome Consortium will host its second annual event on May 15, 2018 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center featuring keynote speaker Karsten Zengler from UCSD.  This will be a full-day event with distinguished speakers from industry and academia, a trainee poster session, and ample networking opportunities.  We look forward to seeing you there!


     Session 1: Academic and industry partnerships

     Session 2: Overview of microbiome core infrastructure in the Triangle

     Session 3: Developing intellectual property

     Session 4: How to transition from academia to industry

Visit our event page for full meeting details!


Poster Session Guidelines:

Trainee poster submissions will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Anyone wishing to participate in the poster session must submit a title and abstract to Hannah Cole, at, by May 5, 2018. Posters being presented must be no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet, mounting materials will be provided. All topics must be Microbiome related, please contact us directly with any questions about eligibility.




For more information, contact Casey Theriot.