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February 9, 2015

"Antonopoulos named Chair-Elect at ASM"

Microbial Systems Biologist Dionysios A. Antonopoulous has been named Chair-Elect of the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) Microbial Ecology Section.

Antonopoulos’ research focuses on microbial ecology and using metagenomic-enabled approaches to study communities of microorganisms in a variety of environments. His work in understanding mammalian gastrointestinal function complements his ongoing research in environmental systems (subsurface and topsoil systems) using metagenomics.

Antonopoulos is also an Assistant Professor in the Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago; the Director of the Enteric Microbiology Component of the Digestive Diseases Research Core Center; and a Core Member and Fellow of the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, a partnership research facility between the University of Chicago and Argonne.

His multiple appointments grant him the needed resources to perform world-class research across disciplines. His research team is actively involved in applying next-generation DNA sequencing technologies to gain insight into both the structure and function of the microbial world.

The ASM is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world and seeks to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes.



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