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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 9th Annual Host Microbe Retreat will be November 5 - 6, 2015. 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 can be drawn or 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.


We look forward to seeing you at the 9th Annual Host Microbe Retreat!


1st HMI T-Shirt Logo Design Contest at 8th Bi-Annual Retreat...

2013 HMI t-shirt Logo Design

At the 8th Annual HMI Retreat, we had our first HMI t-shirt logo contest. We had six entries for the contest. All were creative but MILO CAREAGA was selected as our contest winner! We would like to thank those who participated in this fun contest:

  • Milo Careaga - M.I.N.D. Institute
  • Tara Roth - Comparative Biology
  • Andrew Tremain - Medical Microbiology & Immunology
  • Jasmine Chen - Biomedical Engineering
  • Jay Li - Medical Microbiology & Immunology
  • Don Le and Shirley Wong - Medical Microbiology & Immunology

See the power point presentation of 1st Annual T-Shirt Design Contest and design entries. (PDF)

Are you interested in entering the logo contest this year? Please see here for more information. (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