The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative (VMI), supported by the Trans-Institutional Programs, brings together an unprecedented group of multidisciplinary expertise from six schools in the university to (i) create an infrastructure that unifies the microbiome community around complex challenges, (ii) catalyzes campus-wide research, training, and teaching activities, and (iii) deploys state-of-the-science technologies and methods that will fundamentally advance microbiome science, therapy, education, and policy.
From bacteria to archaea, viruses, and single-celled eukaryotes, communities of microbes have major impacts on our health, our homes, our genomes, the oceans, atmosphere, and biodiversity. The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative is producing research, education, and outreach that will improve basic, translational, and clinical science, spur new aspects of law and and philosophy, and expose a microbial world astonishing in its universality and diversity.
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Vanderbilt Research News highlighting VMI’s role in becoming a standard for other microbiology research and education programs: December, 19,2019