Environmental Chemicals, the Human Microbiome, and Health Risk: Continuing...

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In 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the report Environmental Chemicals, the Human Microbiome, and Health Risk: A Research Strategy that proposed a research strategy to advance understanding of the interactions between environmental chemicals and the human microbiome and the implications of those interactions on human health risk. The research strategy focused on three broad topics: (1) the effects of environmental chemicals on the human microbiome, (2) the role of the human microbiome in modulating environmental-chemical exposure, and (3) the importance of microbiome variation. This forum provides an opportunity to discuss some of the exciting research that has been published since the report’s release and consider ways to advance research that can help us understand the importance of the human microbiome as a contributor to human health risks associated with environmental-chemical exposures.

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9:30 Welcome and Introductions
Ellen Mantus, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

9:40 Review of Environmental Chemicals, the Human Microbiome, and Health Risk
Joseph Rodricks
Ramboll Environ

9:55 Function-Dependent Profiling of the Impacts of Chemical Exposures on Enzyme Activity at
the Host-Gut Microbiome Interface
Aaron Wright
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

10:25 Deciphering the Human Microbiota with Chemistry
Emily Balskus
Harvard University

10:55 The Gut Microbiota and Implications for Mouse Model Reproducibility, Translatability,
and Discovery
Aaron Ericsson
University of Missouri

11:25 Discussion with Speakers, Microbiome Committee Members, and Meeting Participants
Kjersti Aagaard, Microbiome Committee Member
Baylor College of Medicine
Joseph Rodricks. Microbiome Committee Member
Ramboll Environ
Brian Thrall, Microbiome Committee Member
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

12:15 Final Closing Remarks


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