Welcome

This site provides information about the Michigan Microbiome Project (MMP), the major research program in the laboratory of Tom Schmidt.  Our ultimate goal is to engineer microbiomes for the benefit of human health. 

In addition to highlighting activities in the Schmidt lab, you can link here for access to core laboratory services that support microbiome research. We also maintain a list of upcoming seminars and other events at U-M that are centered on host-associated microbiomes.

We also keep an updated list of research and career opportunities for students and staff, both at this university and elsewhere - send a note to Michael Dority if you would like to add a listing to the site. 

If you are looking for courses at U of M that are relevant to the study of microbes and microbial communities, check here.     

The MMP was originally one of several activities within the Center for Microbial Systems, which had the broader mission of promoting understanding of all microbiomes.  While we continue to provide the more widely-accessed content of the Center, the research has been focused on the human microbiome.   

The historical record of other activities associated with the Center for Microbial Systems can be accessed through this site.

Seminars

January 24, 2019
Kim Orth, Ph.D.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

5330 Med. Sci. I

January 31, 2019
Hongbo Chi, Ph.D.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

5330 Med. Sci. I

February 6, 2019
Nupur Das, Ph.D.
9:00 am to 10:00 am

5623 Med. Sci. II  (Wheeler Seminar Room)

February 12, 2019
Teresa O'Meara
10:00 am to 11:00 am

3330 Med. Sci. I

Spotlight

This marks the transition of the Center for Microbial Systems (CMS) to The Michigan Microbiome Project (MMP). While the CMS was established to promote the study of ALL microbiomes here at the University of Michigan, the MMP will focus on the human gut microbiome being studied by the Schmidt lab and collaborators. The broader listings of seminars and career opportunities are retained.