Working Group

More and more, we are becoming aware that there are a lot of researchers at McMaster who are dabbling in the microbiome. Some labs are hot-beds of microbial research, while others are using microbiome-related datasets as part of a more diverse toolbox to study their phenomenon of interest. The later means that there are often one or two researchers per-lab who are using these tools in semi-isolation.

The Microbiome Working Group is here to help! This is a weekly, drop-in, work/discussion hour that aims to bring microbiome researchers together –  independent of sample type, laboratory, or skill level. This isn’t a meeting and there are no presentations. This is about getting research and analysis done. Bring your laptop and use the presence of like-minded others as motivation. Test out your new analysis idea on your peers (before you spend months trying it out). Bring any obstacles you might have run into. Come once a month, or come every week.

Everyone is welcome, no need to sign up!

Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm HSC 4N52A

Helper schedule:

  • July 31 2017 Jake Szamosi and Jen Stearns
  • August 7 2017
  • August 14 2017 Rachelle Szymkiewicz and Saad Syed
  • August 21 2017 Shahrokh Shekariz and Rachelle Szymkiewicz
  • August 28 2017 Shahrokh Shekarriz and Jake Szamosi
  • September 4 2017
  • September 11 2017 Jen Stearns and Daphnée Lamarche
  • September 18 2017 Jake Szamosi and Jen Stearns
  • September 25 2017 Shahrokh Shekarriz and Saad Syed
  • October 2 2017 Shahrokh Shekarriz and Jake Szamosi
  • October 9 2017
  • October 16 2017 Jen Stearns and Jake Szamosi
  • October 23 2017 Shahrokh Shekarriz and Jen Stearns
  • October 30 2017 Rachelle Szymkiewicz and Saad Syed
  • November 6 2017 Jake Szamosi and Rachelle Szymkiewicz
  • November 13 2017 Daphnée Lamarche and Saad Syed
  • November 20 2017 Shahrokh Shekarriz and Rachelle Szymkiewicz
  • November 27 2017
  • December 4 2017 Rachelle Szymkiewicz
  • December 11 2017
  • December 18 2017 Daphnée Lamarche