The Human Microbiome
The Human Microbiome Online Summer Institute

The Human Microbiome Online Summer Institute

Explore the Ecosystem of the Human Body

2 sessions:
July 14 – 25, 2014 OR
July 28 – August 8, 2014

New technologies are revealing the great diversity of microorganisms living in and on the human body, along with surprising connections to our health. Update your knowledge about the role of the microbiome in health and disease, review microbiome curriculum for grades 9-12 and develop strategies for implementing microbiome-related content in your classes. Appropriate for: Grade 9-12 Biology, Health or Anatomy and Physiology Teachers


Participation will entail:

  • Completing several background readings, watching scientist talks online, and taking content knowledge quizzes for each.
  • Submitting questions for and participating in a live Q&A session with a microbiome researcher.
  • Reviewing The Human Microbiome curriculum materials on Learn.Genetics and submitting a plan for implementing them in your classroom.
  • Posting to a group discussion about strategies for implementing microbiome concepts in your core curriculum.


System Requirements:
Internet connection: DSL or faster
Latest version Internet browser such as: Safari 7.0, Firefox 28.0, Internet Explorer 11.0 or Google Chrome 34.0
Word-processing capabilities

Apply at: https://www.research.net/s/microbiome2014
Application Deadline May 23, 2014

Funding for these Summer Institutes and development of The Human Microbiome curriculum materials was provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health


383 Colorow Dr, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

APA format:
Genetic Science Learning Center (2014, June 22) The Human Microbiome Online Summer Institute. Learn.Genetics. Retrieved July 29, 2016, from http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/microbiome/teacher/institute/
MLA format:
Genetic Science Learning Center. "The Human Microbiome Online Summer Institute." Learn.Genetics 29 July 2016 <http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/microbiome/teacher/institute/>
Chicago format:
Genetic Science Learning Center, "The Human Microbiome Online Summer Institute," Learn.Genetics, 22 June 2014, <http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/microbiome/teacher/institute/> (29 July 2016)