Metagenomics Mondays: Summer Seminar Series

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:00pm
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A summer seminar series will take place which focuses on metagenomics writ large, including 16S and ITS amplicon sequencing, total community DNA/RNA sequencing, proteomics, or any other approach to understanding organismal communities based on the information found in the collective metagenome.


Microbial communities have a strong impact on all aspects of life on earth, including agriculture, human and animal health, and in all ecosystems.  At ISU and beyond, challenges and opportunities in microbiome research are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse disciplines. Researchers working in this area are in animal science, biosystems engineering, plant pathology, agronomy, veterinary medicine, and others. In this seminar series, we will host speakers from veterinary sciences, plant sciences, microbiology, statistics, data science, engineering and more.

Where: 0013 Curtiss on the ISU Campus and broadcast

Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25, and July 9, 16, 23, and 30

Times: 12:00-1:00 PM (except June 11, which will be 11:30-12:30)

***Lunch will be provided***

Organizers: Gwyn Beattie, Iddo Friedberg, and Carolyn Lawrence-Dill

To volunteer to present: email Carolyn Lawrence-Dill at by 9:00 AM on Monday, 28 May or as soon as possible with a seminar title.


Funding has been provided by the Midwest Big Data Hub and the Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research.