Teacher Program Seminar Series - 2016-2017
Whitehead Institute’s 2016-2017 Seminar Series for High School Teachers: Gut feelings: Your microbiome, in sickness and in health
The microbiome is increasingly considered an important factor in human health, as a growing number of studies associate the microbes inside our guts and on our skin with the way our bodies function.
Rapid advances in sequencing methods and techniques have enabled scientists to begin to understand precisely how these microbes can support health, cause disease, and perhaps be manipulated to improve human health.
Whitehead Institute’s 2016-2017 Lecture Series for High School Teachers, Gut feelings: Your microbiome, in sickness and in health, will explore in depth the current state of microbiome research and its potential applications in both the near and distant future.
KICK-OFF SESSION: MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
THE IMPACT OF THE GUT MICROBIOTA ON HUMAN HEALTH
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MICROBES LIVING IN THE GUT AND INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
Hera Vlamakis, Group Leader - Microbiome, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
FECAL MICROBIOTA TRANSPLANTATION (FMT) IN THE TREATMENT OF RECURRENT C. DIFFICILE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
ANTIBIOTIC DISCOVERY FROM MICROBIAL "DARK MATTER"
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
HARNESSING MICROBIOME BASED THERAPIES TO TREAT HUMAN DISEASE
Arpita Maiti, Director, External R&D Innovation, Inflammation & Immunology, Pfizer, Inc.
presentation not available
MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
DESIGNING LIVING THINGS
MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
REDISCOVERING INTESTINAL FORTITUDE
Wayne Matson, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Ixcela
MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
MAPPING MICROBIOMES AT THE MICRON SCALE
Gary Boris, Senior Investigator at The Forsyth Institute