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Amazing Ada: Studying the Human Microbiome: Methods, Applications, and Pitfalls
11 October @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm£3
Throughout our lives we rely on this ecosystem within us to protect us from infection, to provide nutrients, and to maintain equilibrium in some organs. In order to study these microbes, we can use DNA sequencing approaches to classify the species present or to identify metabolic pathways.
The applications of microbiome research are widely touted: for personalised medicine, “microbiome hacking”, forensics, etc. However, as with any fast-growing field there are pitfalls that can impact future research as well as its commercial and clinical applications.
Join us for this Amazing Ada talk by Susannah Salter, a microbiologist.
Just one in a series of talks we are putting on to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day (8th October) and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).