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Register for the Microbiome Symposium

Please register for the upcoming Microbiome Symposium on April 17th. The theme is "Microbial Diversity and Health." The event is free but we are requiring registration to help with organization and food orders. Here is a link to the registration form:


Note: we will have time for poster presentations and drinks from 4-5PM, so please indicate if you can present a poster.

Click here for the full schedule and details. We hope you can attend! We have an exciting line-up of speakers, including:

Dr. Marty Blaser, NYU Langone Medical Center

Dr. Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, NYU Langone Medical Center

Dr. Michael Sadowsky, University of Minnesota

Dr. Alex Khoruts, University of Minnesota

Dr. Cheryl Gale, Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Kenny Beckman, University of Minnesota

A few words on our external speakers:

Marty recently wrote an interesting book, The Missing Microbes, that describes his hypothesis that our medical and societal practices are causing the loss of important human microbial symbionts on a global scale and potentially contributing to the rise in chronic metabolic and autoimmune diseases.

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello established that the initial human microbiome is inoculated through the birth canal, and is also doing fascinating work on indigenous human populations with minimal exposure to modern society.


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