Investigating the Ocular Surface Microbiome: Best Practices for Low-Biomass Microbial Research

The National Eye Institute invites you to participate in an online symposium, titled “Investigating the Ocular Surface Microbiome: Best Practices for Low-Biomass Microbial Research,” Monday, August 2, 2021, 3-8 p.m. EDT.

The symposium’s goal is to facilitate discussion of technical issues associated with studying the microbiome in a low biomass niche, specifically the ocular surface.

The symposium will comprise 4 sessions with 3-4 presentations per session. Sessions will address specimen collection and processing, methods for characterizing the ocular surface microbiome, and best practices for generating reproducible data. Discussions to follow each session.

Registration is free and we welcome your participation in the panel discussions. For more information and to register visit https://event.capconcorp.com/wp/iosm/.

Please address questions to Drs. Lisa Neuhold (lneuhold@nei.nih.gov) or Maryann Redford (maryann.redford@nei.nih.gov).