Science for All Seasons gives you a chance to explore hot topics in genomics with leading experts from the Broad Institute. Find out what key advances, new technologies, and the latest findings mean for you in this free and open lecture series.
Tuesday, October 27, 5:00-6:00pm
Gut reactions: Using chemistry to decipher the human microbiome
The human gut is inhabited by a vast community of microorganisms. Though changes in the gut microbiome track with human health and disease, we don’t yet have a detailed understanding of exactly how these microbes affect our biology. Institute member and Harvard chemist Emily Balskus will describe her lab's efforts to understand chemical processes within gut microbes, including how they metabolize the drugs and nutrients that we then take in.