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The annual UC Davis Research Retreat on Host Microbe Interaction brings together the community of UC Davis researchers interested in any aspect of the interaction of microbes with vertebrate, invertebrate or plant hosts to foster multidisciplinary work, exchanges and collaborations. The scientific program includes oral presentations from faculty, students and postdocs. The venue for this event is the Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge, which is just minutes away from spectacular Lake Tahoe. An overnight stay at this setting ensures ample opportunity for interaction between faculty, postdocs and students during their joint meals and at the evening poster session. The 11th Annual Host Microbe Retreat will be October 19-20, 2017. If you are interested in presenting at our retreat or participating in the poster session, please contact Andreas Baumler at ajbaumler@ucdavis.edu. We will also have a HMI logo contest for our t-shirt. Logo design should be digitally produced. The logo must include host microbes (bacteria, viruses and other organisms). UC Davis staff and students are eligible to participate. If you are interested in the logo contest, please contact Karryn Doyle at kddoyle@ucdavis.edu.



3rd Annual HMI T-Shirt Logo Design Contest:

This year's contest yielded many creative designs but, as you know, only the fittest are selected. We are proud to announce that Shannon Choi is the winner of this year's HMI shirt design contest!

2016 T Shirt Logo Design Winner


Thank you to all of those who participated in this fun contest and we look forward to our 2017 contest designs! Thank you Chris Nosala and Jasmine Labuda for managing this contest!


If you’d like to submit an entry for this year’s design contest, please contact Karryn Doyle for more information at kddoyle@ucdavis.edu

See HMI T-Shirt Logo Design Contest Flyer (PDF)

Host-Microbe Research at UC Davis

UC Davis is host to a diverse community of investigators involved in research on microbial pathogenesis, infectious diseases and immunity to infection. The presence of the School of Medicine, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Biological Sciences and the California National Primate Research Center makes the UC Davis campus a vibrant environment for research on host microbe interaction, which is unmatched in the State of California.

Faculty Researching host-microbe interactions at UC Davis

Host-Microbe Systems Biology Core

The Microarray Core Facility has expanded its services and changed names to the Host-Microbe Systems Biology Core Facility. In addition to gene expression profiling the core will offer library construction, next-generation sequencing and data analysis of microbial genomes.

Host-Microbe Core Homepage