Education and Outreach

Building a Community for Interdisciplinary Research: We offer a variety of opportunities to engage, educate and train the next generation of microbiome scientists and clinicians.

Virtual Workshops

We offer workshops in many tools and techniques relevant in microbiome research. Sessions are open to all UCSF trainees, staff, and faculty. If you missed past sessions and want to access the materials, see our recordings page. Future events will be advertised under Events.


Monthly Ignite Talks

Please join us every 3rd Friday for short research presentations from members of the UCSF Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine. See upcoming Ignite sessions under Events. View recordings of past talks.


Annual Symposium

Our BCMM Annual Symposium brings together leaders in the field of human microbiome research to share the latest developments and foster collaboration.

Our 2021 symposium was held virtually on January 21. Access a recording of the event.

Our 2022 symposium will be held June 2. View event details.


From left: Moriah Sandy, Divina Damian, Sophialyn Dela Cruz, and Connie Ha.

Summer Internships for Bay Area Youth

In partnership with San Francisco's Opportunities for All program, we offer summer research internships for local youth interested in the human microbiome.

The Summer 2021 program hosted two students from Lowell High School: Divina Damian (12th grade) and Sophialyn Dela Cruz (10th grade).