Blazing a microbiome path: Initiative puts OSU in the forefront of a complex emerging field



The Microbiome Initiative: Connecting the Microbiome to Health

The microbiome is an intricate biological community that is found inside humans, animals and the environment, even in soil. The Microbiome Initiative plans to leverage this to benefit health and well-being.

Rigorous science is required to ensure that medical, veterinary and dietary processes that target the microbiome are well-understood and effective.

This initiative will bring experts together in areas such as biology, human and veterinary medicine, computer science, mathematics, behavioral and social sciences and engineering to better understand the microbiome. The goal at this stage is understanding how microbiome-associated diseases function and which processes affect health.

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Period1 Nov 2019

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