North Carolina State University’s Center for Integrated Fungal Research recently launched the Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium (PSMCC). PSMCC consists of an interdisciplinary group of faculty with expertise in plant pathology, soil science, microbial physiology, climate modeling and mathematics. The industry-supported Consortium will integrate all aspects of soil microbiome research including environmental and climate initiatives, disease, agriculture, evolution, mathematical modeling, genomics and bioinformatics, and will translate knowledge from fundamental research to stakeholders, the general public, and the scientific community.

The Consortium actively solicits new members.