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The Chemistry of Microbiomes: Human Seminar

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The Chemistry of Microbiomes
A Four Seminar Series

To examine what is currently known and opportunities for additional research, a series of four seminars will be hosted by the Chemical Sciences Roundtable in Washington, DC during the months of September-December. The first three seminars will each focus on one of three microbiome systems:  earth, marine, and human.



The Chemistry of Microbiomes: Human Seminar will take place on November 9, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Confirmed speakers include:

  • Pieter Dorrestein, University of California, San Diego
  • Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard University
  • Emily Balskus, Harvard University


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, Princeton University
  • Mohammed Seyedsayamdost, Princeton University
  • Jennifer Reed, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Be sure to register in order to attend these free events:


Past Seminars

The Chemistry of Microbiomes: Earth Seminar took place on September 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Speakers included:

  • Bill Inskeep, Montana State University
  • Trent Northen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Kelly Wrighton, The Ohio State University

Click here to watch the recorded seminar session.


The Chemistry of Microbiomes: Marine Seminar will took place on October 19, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Speakers included:

  • Mak Saito, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Mark Hay, Georgia Tech
  • Daniel Repeta, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Recorded seminar coming soon!



- Read the CSR's first Newsletter!
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- Meet the organizing committee for The Chemistry of Microbiomes: A Four Seminar Series
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- Read our last Workshop Report:
Chemistry and Engineering of Shale Gas