The Oxford Interdisciplinary Microbiome Project (IMP) aims to develop a social-scientific research agenda about the microbiome and its implications for public policy and social change. 


Previous Events:

January - March 2017. The Hilary Term Seminar Series

Featuring four speakers over eight weeks, the Hilary Term Seminar Series involved leading thinkers on the implications of microbiome science. Speakers included: 

  • Hannah Landecker, Director of UCLA's Institute for Society and Genetics
  • Lindsay Hall, Microbiome Research Leader at the Institute of Food Research, UEA
  • Andrew Singer, Senior Scientist at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  • Fulvio D'Acquisto, Professor of Immunopharmacology at the William Harvey Research Institute, QMUL

May - June 2017. The Trinity Term Seminar Series.

Again featuring four speakers over eight weeks, the Trinity Series will have a policy-focus. Each of these workshops will bring together policy practitioners, funding body representatives, and research collaborators to discuss a future research agenda around the social dimensions of the microbiome. This series will culminate with a full day Research Agenda Workshop in July 2017. 


We cannot form society with the social alone. We have to add the action of microbes.”

— Bruno Latour