We accelerate microbiome research
and develop new methods for manipulating microbiomes
to improve human health and benefit the environment.

 

UC San Diego is a world-leader in microbiome research, biomedical engineering, quantitative measurements and modeling, cellular and chemical imaging, drug discovery, "omics" sciences and much more. We draw interdisciplinary teams of these researchers together to push the boundaries of human understanding of microbiomes — the distinct constellations of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that live within and around humans, other species and the environment.

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Recent News


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Oct 7, 2019

New UC San Diego Study Discover Interactions Between Phototrophic Communities Are Highly Dynamic and Driven by Availability of Nutrients.

Light-driven microbial communities, otherwise known as phototrophic communities, are widespread throughout the environment. This group includes cyanobacteria and algae, microorganisms that obtain their energy through photosynthesis, and heterotrophic microorganisms that use organic carbon as food. Researchers at University of California San Diego, along with collaborators from Johns Hopkins University and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, are working closely to solve some of these unknowns through the integration of metatranscriptomics, metabolomics, and phenotyping with computational modeling.


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Oct 2, 2019

IBM and UC San Diego Explore Challenges in Constructing Knowledge Bases for Human Microbiome-Disease Associations.

In a new paper in the journal Microbiome researchers at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) and IBM are working together through the Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living program supported by IBM Research AI Horizons Network, to outline the barriers and opportunities for the creation of a comprehensive, accurate, and automated knowledge base for the field of human microbiome research.


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