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Microbiome Workshop

2:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 2020

This workshop is an opportunity to bring together faculty and students who are working in or are interested in, the broadly defined area of the microbiome.  Interesting things are happening across campus in methods development, water, soil and animal research all relating to the microbiome.  Learn more about what is happening in this area of study and find out where continued discussion might be beneficial. 

This workshop will provide a venue to interact with local and regional leaders in the field as well as provide an opportunity to identify fields of research at K-State that intersect with this focus. Faculty in all disciplines should consider attending as many areas of study are integrated into this topic.


2:00 - 2:10 p.m.Introduction and Welcome

Maureen Olewnik

Global Food Systems Initiative Coordinator

Peter Dorhout
Vice President for Research


2:10 - 2:40 p.m.Keynote Presentation, Next Generation Sequencing Applications in Microbiology

Douglas Marthaler

Illumina, Inc

2:40 - 2:45 p.m.Q & A


2:45 - 2:55 p.m.Microwell Devices for Rapid Exploration of the Microbiome

Ryan Hansen

Chemical Engineering 

2:55 - 3:00 p.m.Q & A


3:00 - 3:10 p.m.Exploring the Mycobiome of Soybean Seeds

Chris Little 

Plant Pathology

3:10 - 3:15 p.m. Q & A 
3:15 - 3:25 p.m.Connections Between Land Use Soil Microbiology, and Groundwater Microbiology in Agricultural Landscape

Matthew Kirk


3:25 - 3:30 p.m.Q & A 
3:30 - 3:40 p.m.The Impact of Microbiota in Early Life on IBD Development: From Metabarcoding to Metagenomes

Sonny Lee


3:40 - 3:45 p.m.Q & A 
3:45 - 3:55 p.m.Role of Gut Microbes in Swine Respiratory Disease

Megan Niederwerder

Veterinary Medicine

3:55 - 4:00 p.mQ & A 
4:00 - 4:10 p.m.Age Dynamics of Fecal Micro- and Myco-Biome Composition and AMR are Similar in Production and Breeder Swine

Tara Gaire

Veterinary Medicine

4:10 - 4:15 p.m.Q & A