Meeting Report of the Third Annual Tri-Service Microbiome Consortium Symposium
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ARMY NATICK SOLDIER CENTER SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER MA NATICK United States
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The Tri-Service Microbiome Consortium TSMC was founded to enhance collaboration, coordination, and communication of microbiome research among U.S. Department of Defense DoD organizations and to facilitate resource, material and information sharing among consortium members. The 2019 annual symposium was held 22-24 October 2019 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. Presentations and discussions centered on microbiome-related topics within five broad thematic areas 1 human microbiomes 2 transitioning products into Warfighter solutions 3 environmental microbiomes 4 engineering microbiomes and 5 microbiome simulation and characterization. Collectively, the symposium provided an update on the scope of current DoD microbiome research efforts, highlighted innovative research being done in academia and industry that can be leveraged by the DoD, and fostered collaborative opportunities. This report summarizes the presentations and outcomes of the 3rd annual TSMC symposium.