Bacterial Bonanza

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

There's more than meets the eye when it comes to microbiomes: the microscopic communities of bacteria that live in our bodies, food and environment. Come to "speed geek" your way through the MIT Museum and learn from the experts about the microbiomes that shape our world!

Sponsored by: MIT Center for Microbiome Informatics & Therapeutics and the MIT Microbiome Club.

 

Presentations:

The Policy and Politics of Poop

Carolyn Edelstein - Director of Policy and Global Partnerships,OpenBiome

What the Microbiomes of Corals and Whales Can Tell us About Animal Health and Ecology

Dr. Amy Apprill - Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Delicious Rot: Cheese Microbiomes

Dr. Benjamin Wolfe - Assistant Professor, Tufts University

Do These Bacteria Make Me Look Fat?

Dr. Jason Zhang - Boston Children's Hospital
Dr. Nirav Desai - Medical Director, Boston Children's Hospital, Bariatric Surgery Program

The Gut Microbiome: A Target for Ecobiotic Drugs

Julie Button - Seres Therapeutics