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4th Annual Microbiome Symposium

Presented By: Ed Yong, Science Journalist
  • 6:00 PM –7:30 PM
  • Address: 380 S. University Ave.
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

The Fourth Annual Microbiome Symposium offers both a lecture, open to the public, and a conference for the scientific community.

  • Wednesday, November 8: Lecture (open to the public)
  • Thursday, November 9: Symposium (research community)

Wednesday Lecture:

The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life 

Most people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect us from disease, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. 

Science writer Ed Yong will take us on a tour of these hidden worlds, how they were discovered, how they influence our lives, and how we might reshape them to improve our health.

Ed Yong is a science journalist who reports for The Atlantic, and is based in Washington, DC. He writes about everything that is or was once alive, from the quirky world of animal behavior to the equally quirky lives of scientists, from the microbes that secretly rule the world to the species that are blinking out of it, from the people who are working to make science more reliable to those who are using it to craft policies. His work appears several times a week on The Atlantic’s website, and has also been featured in National Geographic, the New Yorker, Wired, Nature, New Scientist, Scientific American, and many more. He has won a variety of awards, including the Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award for biomedical reporting in 2016 and the Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences in 2016.  

  • Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Location: 131 Hill Pavillion, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Hosted by Penn Vet Center for Host-Microbial InteractionsPerelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Register for the conference here...