It seems everywhere you turn today, you can’t help hearing about the ‘microbiome’.

Most people know this has something to do with bugs (microbes) that live inside us and play an important role in our health. But where did this microbiome come from? And why all the interest now?

The University of Queensland’s Professor Phil Hugenholtz will join us to give a brief history of the microbiome and why it’s taken up a prominent role in our social consciousness.

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Recording of "The Mighty Microbiome" talk (YouTube, 59m)

Professor Phil HugenholtzMeet the presenter:

Professor Phil Hugenholtz completed his PhD at The University of Queensland in 1994 and then developed a career in microbiology and genomics in the USA and in Australia. His last position in the USA was as Staff Scientist (2004-2010) at the DOE Joint Genome Institute. In late 2010 he returned home to establish the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, now comprising over 50 research and support staff. The Centre conducts culture-independent sequence-based research across a wide range of environmental, engineered and clinical ecosystems underpinned by a genome-based evolutionary framework.

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Time6:30pm to 7:30pm (light refreshments 7:30-8pm)
VenueThe Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank
CostFree - Eventbrite ticket required

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