In May of this year the White House announced a collaboration with various Federal agencies and private-sector stakeholders to foster the study of microbiomes, communities of microorganisms, across different systems. The National Microbiome Initiative supports interdisciplinary research, development of platform technologies, and expansion of the microbiome workforce with the aim of protecting and restoring healthy microbiome function.
Microbiomes live on or in people, plants, soil, oceans, and the atmosphere, but how do they impact human health? Join Research!America for a webinar led by Stefano Bertruzzi, Ph.D., M.P.H., executive director and CEO of the American Society for Microbiology, who will provide an overview of the NMI, and insight about the implications and opportunities that will arise from this massive undertaking.
“The Microbiome Initiative: A closer look”
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. PDT