The term “Microbiome” refers to a collection of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses) living within a particular environment. The development of new advanced technologies and powerful bioinformatics tools facilitate the study of these complex microbiomes. Numerous applications for human health and in the industry are growing exponentially.

With the support of the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), we established a collaborative training program on TECHNOlogies for MIcrobiome Science and Engineering (TECHNOMISE) with applications in environmental science and technology, environmental engineering, and biotechnologies. This program will provide the first comprehensive and integrated training program for microbiome analysis in Canada.

We have recruited experts from industry and academia from Eastern Canada to provide a unique, bilingual and efficient training opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that will cover different aspects of microbiome research and new technologies relevant to Canada.

The CREATE-TECHNOMISE program has been developed by collaborators from three universities, University of Ottawa, Université de Montréal and Université Laval.

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