A multidisciplinary team of faculty and students from the University of Reading, Massachusetts Dartmouth, Eafit and Universidad de Antioquia studied tropical microbiology in Colombia. Sampling areas include Santa Fe de Antioquia, Parque Arví and Urabá. This field trip aimed to determine characteristics associated with temperature and humidity variations.

22 students from the University of Reading and UMassD arrived in Colombia to attend the International Course on Tropical Microbiology organized by Universidad de Antioquia and Eafit.

Five local students (three from Eafit and two from the UdeA biology graduate program) also attended the course, which brings together students from a variety of disciplines such as biology, marine biology, bioengineering and biochemistry.