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Laboratory for Microbial Communities in Health and Disease

This laboratory is dedicated to high throughput microbiome analysis with a particular emphasis on culturing the microbiota associated with human and laboratory animals.  The facility includes 3 anaerobic and one hypoxic chamber for growth of in the absence or limiting oxygen concentrations, automated colony pickers and liquid handling for high throughput culturing and phenotyping of microorgansims.  The lab has expertise in culturing almost all members of the human microbiome from a wide variety of sample types.  We also have expertise in nucleic acid extraction from all types of biospecimens and clinical samples.

Contact us:

Dr. Michael Surette, Director
Email: surette@mcmaster.ca

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