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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 13th Annual Host Microbe Retreat will be October 24-25, 2019.

If you are interested in presenting at our retreat or participating in the poster session, please contact Andreas Bäumler at ajbaumler@ucdavis.edu.


To Register, please contact Veronica Keys at vlkeys@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-9401

2019 ‘Up Goer Five’ Challenge

Explain your science using plain language – click here for more details (PDF)

Get creative, have fun, and describe your work using only the ten hundred (1,000) words people use most often.

Four abstracts will be selected for short (3-5 minutes) talk during the HMI Retreat and compete for a $100 People’s Choice prize.

Abstract Deadline: September 13, 2019

2018 ‘Up Goer Five’ Challenge

Congratulations to Diana Taft – 2018 ‘Up Goer Five’ Challenge People’s Choice Winner! She presented, “Babies need tiny bits of life, tiny bits of life need white human water”.

5th Annual HMI T-Shirt Logo Design Contest:

The 2018 contest yielded another year of creative designs. Congratulations to Jordan Rixon and Katti Horng for their winning logo designs! Thank you to all who participated in this fun event!

2019 T Shirt Logo Design Winner

2019 T Shirt Logo Design Winner

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 »