The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences


Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes Comes to University Park

Penn State will host world-renowned scientists as part of the 21st Penn State Plant Biology Symposium: Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes, set for June 19-22 in the Huck Life Sciences Building on the University Park campus.


Second Annual Microbiome Networking Event a Resounding Success

57 faculty, students, and staff from Penn State and Juniata College came together for the Second Annual Microbiome Networking Event held on the Life Sciences Bridge. 18 posters and 8 lightening talks were presented. Researchers made connections, discussed potential research projects, and voted for the best poster of the event.


An Apple or its Microbiome Keeps the Doctor Away

Do the microbes associated with apples help keep the doctor away? This is one of the many questions that will be investigated at "An Apple a Day!" The event, hosted by the Microbiome Center at Penn State, will enable participants to learn about and discuss the "apple microbiome" — the community of organisms interacting with each other and the environment in and around apples — from seed to soil to the human gut and beyond.