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Gilbert J.A.,Argonne National Laboratory | Ball M.,Harvard University | Blainey P.,Cambridge Broad Institute | Blaser M.J.,NYU Langone Medical Center | And 25 more authors.
Standards in Genomic Sciences

This report details the outcome of the 1st Skin Microbiota Workshop, Boulder, CO, held on October 15th-16th 2012. The workshop was arranged to bring Department of Defense personnel together with experts in microbial ecology, human skin physiology and anatomy, and computational techniques for interrogating the microbiome to define research frontiers at the intersection of these important areas. The workshop outlined a series of questions and created several working groups to address those questions, specifically to promote interdisciplinary activity and potential future collaboration. The US Army provided generous grant support and the meeting was organized and hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder. A primary forward vision of the meeting was the importance of understanding skin microbial communities to improve the health and stealth of US Army warfighters. © 2014 Gilbert et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Source

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