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The Chemistry of Microbiomes: A Four Seminar Series

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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.


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The Chemistry of Microbiomes: Earth Seminar will take place on September 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Confirmed speakers include:

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


The Chemistry of Microbiomes: Marine Seminar will take place on October 19, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Confirmed speakers include:

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


Be sure to register in order to attend either free event:




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