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To examine what is currently known and opportunities for additional research, a series of four seminars was hosted by the Chemical Sciences Roundtable in Washington, DC during the months of September-December, 2016. The first three seminars focused on one of three microbiome systems: earth, marine, and human.
Full Seminar Series
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
The Chemistry of Microbiomes: Marine Seminar 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
The Chemistry of Microbiomes: Human Seminar took place on November 9, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Speakers included:
- Pieter Dorrestein, University of California, San Diego
- Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard University
- Emily Balskus, Harvard University
The Chemistry of Microbiomes: All Systems Seminar took place on December 7, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Speakers included:
- Timothy Lu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, Princeton University
- Jennifer Reed, University of Wisconsin-Madison