SYMBIOSIS (sim-bē-ˈō-səs): a close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but does not necessarily, benefit each member. From the Greek sumbioun, to live together.
The microbial symbiosis community at UW-Madison has positioned itself on the cutting edge of symbiosis research. Over twenty laboratories, including four faculty hired as part of the Symbiosis Cluster, are exploring beneficial microbial symbiosis in plants, animals, and biofilms. This interdisciplinary group brings together numerous faculty and students from departments and schools across the university. Symbiosis activities include monthly seminars, journal club, and a manuscript review; as well as a yearly symbiosis-related conference. Please join us as we delve into the spectacular diversity of interactions between microbes and the world!
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