PeerJ Award next week! Who will win Best Short Talk at Wellcome Genome’s Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease meeting?

by | Dec 1, 2018 | Announcement, Awards, Conferences

In the spirit of rigorous science and discovery, we are pleased to provide a PeerJ Award for Best Short Talk at the 7th Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease meeting being held December 5-7, 2018 at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge, England. The award also aims to bring continued awareness to the benefits that open access and open communication have in furthering scientific progress.

The winner of the award will receive a complimentary PeerJ paper (upon submission and acceptance through our normal peer review system – a $1095 value) and an interview on the PeerJ site about his or her research. PeerJ publishes rapid open access, peer-reviewed research in life and environmental sciences.

The 7th Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease meeting brings together leading scientists and clinicians from the fields of microbiology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, cancer and public health to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving area. Recent studies have revealed the complexity of the gut microbial ecology and its network connectivity to the metabolic regulation of important pathways in the host. Studies on microbiota from various body sites are helping us to understand how microorganisms affect the host. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in discussions on how to apply recent discoveries to disease processes, health restoration and maintenance. PeerJ is pleased to support students and research related to this meeting.

Visit PeerJ’s Microbiology and Bioinformatics and Genomics sections for expert commentary and the latest peer-reviewed research in these fields.

About: PeerJ publishes two Open Access, peer-reviewed publications: PeerJ serving the Life and Environmental Sciences and PeerJ Computer Science. Additionally we publish PeerJ Preprints which is an innovative ‘preprint server’ covering Biology, Medical, Environmental and Computer Science. PeerJ’s mission is to efficiently publish the world’s knowledge. We aim to drive the costs of publishing down for the academic community, while improving the overall publishing experience and providing authors with a publication venue suitable for the 21st Century.

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