Microbial Multiverse Symposium

Save the dates: September 14–16, 2023

The launch of the Illinois Microbial Systems Initiative (MSI) in 2019 built upon the collaborative spirit of the UIUC campus and fostered a community of over 300 faculty, staff, and students from 60+ units across campus.

On September 14–16, 2023 the Microbial Multiverse Symposium will showcase the breadth of microbial systems research on campus and how this work is driven through collaboration. This two-and-a-half day symposium will open with a public lecture highlighting how interdisciplinary work powers innovation and discovery in the microbial sciences.

Day two will include sessions led by UIUC researchers and featuring invited speakers who are working across disciplinary boundaries and a poster session featuring members of the MSI community. The symposium will close with a panel discussion on Microbes in Society.

The Microbial Multiverse Symposium is co-hosted by the Department of Microbiology, the Institute for Genomic Biology, the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Personalized Nutrition Initiative and made possible by the Olga G. Nalbandov Lecture Fund.