The All Microbiome Systems is the culminating event of the four-part seminar series on the chemistry of microbiomes in earth and marine systems, and in humans. In the earlier series, we learned about the intricate interplay between complex communities of microbiomes, their living hosts, and the surrounding abiotic environments, and how these interactions contribute to the metabolic diversity and overall health and wellbeing of the planet. The final seminar will highlight the fundamental mechanisms that microbial communities use to communicate, affect their environments, and facilitate other functions.
The series will probe the current state of research on the chemistry of the microbiome; evaluate future research opportunities and challenges; and highlight unique technical challenges associated with this research. The goal is to build on the momentum of this rapidly evolving research field, share learnings, identify cross-system and cross-platform commonalities and opportunities for collaboration and integration, and amplify the impact of research.
The Chemistry of Microbiomes: All Systems Seminar will take place on December 7, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Confirmed speakers include:
Timothy Lu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, Princeton University
Jennifer Reed, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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