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Applications for Bean Beetle Microbiome Project Workshop

Applications are now being accepted for the second Bean Beetle Microbiome Project Workshop. This workshop is for faculty from two-year institutions. Faculty from institutions that grant bachelor’s degrees in some disciplines, but associate’s degrees in biology are also eligible to apply. The workshop is scheduled for May 17-20, 2020, at Emory University in Atlanta. For more details about the workshop, the benefits for faculty and students, the expectations for workshop participants, the workshop agenda, and sample curricula for the bean beetle microbiome CURE, please visit

The application for this spring’s workshop is available at  The deadline for applications is March 15.

Future Workshops:

  • May 23-26, 2021 – Liberal Arts Colleges
  • May 22-25, 2022 – Comprehensive and Research Universities

If you are unable to attend a workshop, but would like more information about the project, see The website also has all of the experimental protocols and databases of previously collected data that are available to use in your teaching.


Chris Beck and Larry Blumer


Dr. Christopher Beck

Department of Biology

Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322