News

  • Postdoctoral training opportunity in the Schloss Lab

    Apr 25, 2017

    The laboratory of Patrick D. Schloss at the University of Michigan is recruiting individuals interested in postdoctoral training in the field of microbiome research. Our research group has openings for postdoctoral trainees interested in understanding how gut microbiota affect the progression of diseases including Clostridium difficile infections and the severity of colorectal cancer. We primarily use culture-independent tools combined with computational methods to answer biological questions in a community context. Read more...

  • Pat interviewed for the 'This Week in Microbiology' podcast

    Apr 6, 2017

    Pat was recently interviewed by Dr. Vincent Racaniello and his co-hosts for the ‘This Week in Microbiology’ podcast. In this hour long interview, Pat describes the OptiClust paper that was recently published in mSphere via the mSphereDirect, preprints, and bioinformatics. This interview gives a great insight into Pat’s thinking about publishing and training. Check it out over at the TWiM website.

  • Schloss honored with endowed chair

    Dec 18, 2015

    Congratulations to the boss for being recognized by the Board of Regents this week with the Frederick G. Novy Collegiate Chair of Microbiome Research. We think this may be the first endowed chair specifically tied to microbiome research. We are all very excited that this honor recognizes the hard work of the lab in helping to direct the course of microbiome research. Dr. Novy was the founder of our department and so it is also a great tribute to the 100 year anniversary of the department’s founding.

  • Rebranding of MICRBIOL 612

    Dec 16, 2015

    During the winter semester, Pat and Evan Snitkin will be teaming up to teach a new version of MICRBIOL 612: Microbial Informatics. Instead of being a single semester-long course, the content will be divided into three 3-day long workshops. The duo plans on offering the course each semester with a different combination of courses each semester. They hope that this new format will be more attractive to senior graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers who don’t have the ability to take a traditional course. Read more...

  • Pat interviewed for 'People Behind the Science' podcast

    Dec 14, 2015

    Pat was recently interviewed by Dr. Marie McNeely for the ‘People Behind the Science’ podcast. In this hour long interview, Pat describes his path in science, his philosophy of how he does science, what motivates him, and gives some advice to more junior scientists. If you’ve ever wondered what makes Pat tick, you’ll want to hear this interview. Check it out over at the PBtS website.

  • New paper from lab

    Dec 8, 2015

    Congrats to Pat and Sarah for their new paper that was published today in the open access journal, PeerJ. Their study, “De novo clustering methods outperform reference-based methods for assigning 16S rRNA gene sequences to operational taxonomic units” describes how various clustering method compare and uses an objective criteria to determine which method is the best. All of the methods are available through the project’s repository on GitHub.