Evolutionary Hologenomics

How the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics came to be, how it's doing and what's next

June 16, 2022 Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics Season 2 Episode 3
Evolutionary Hologenomics
How the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics came to be, how it's doing and what's next
Show Notes

The Evolutionary Hologenomics Podcast turns one!

In this special anniversary episode, we catch up with Professor Tom Gilbert, director of the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics.
We start with a trip down memory lane, to ten years ago when the idea for the centre first came up, the application process, the rejection, and finally the acceptance of the second application.

Now 2 years in, the centre is beaming with activity and excitement, and its short but impressive existence has so far allowed for the creation of faculty positions, many internal and external collaborations, lots of grants, big and small, including 3 Horizon 2020, many publications, a podcast and all the usual social media channels and an applied hologenomics conference in Bilbao in September!

The future looks equally bright, with the expansion into new fields, such as human and plant biology, phages, gene editing and organ-on-a-chip.