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Microbial Communities on Host Surfaces: Resource Dynamics & Disease Impact | Max Aleman, Penn State

PhD Student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Max Aleman, presented his research focused on diseased mushroom microbial biomarker, as well as how pathogen-induced changes in plant metabolite…

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Microbiome Analysis as a Surveillance Tool to Detect and Track Plant Pathogen Threats | Veronica Roman-Reyna, PhD

Dr. Roman-Reyna, who started the lab at Penn State in Fall 2023, introduced her research goals and experience, including her vast work with different metagenomic sequencing methods and analyses. A…

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Dissecting Host-Microbiome Spatial Structure and Function | Emmanuel Edem Adade, SUNY Albany

Emmanuel Edem Adade, a PhD Candidate at SUNY Albany, presented his groundbreaking work on visualizing bacterial synthetic communities in a zebrafish model system. Emmanuel's work included using…

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Getting to the Root of Host-Microbiome Interactions | Cara Haney, PhD, University of Pittsburg

Dr. Cara Haney presents her cutting-edge research focused on understanding how host plants determine which bacteria are friends and which are foes using a model plant system and diverse strains of…

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The Social Microbiome: Anthropology, Microbes & Cross-disciplinary Collab | Amber Benezra, PhD

Dr. Amber Benezra is a sociocultural anthropologist researching how studies of the human microbiome intersect with biomedical ethics, public health/technological infrastructures and care. In…

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Beyond Normalizations: Incorporating Scale Uncertainty in ALDEx2 | Michelle Nixon, PhD, Penn State

Dr. Michelle Nixon a member of Dr. Justin Silverman's lab at Penn State University demonstrates how to incorporate scale uncertainty when transforming your microbiome read count data, using…

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Heterotroph/Phototroph Interactions and Community Assembly in Biocrust Microbiomes | Ferran Garcia-Pichel, PhD, Arizona State Univ.

Dr. Garcia-Pichel speaks about his research on biocrusts and restoration efforts, include his discovery of a predatory bacterium that can kill cyanobacteria – the primary component of…

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Host-Microbe Interactions in the Anthropocene | Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe, PhD, Université de Sherbrooke

Dr. Laforest-Lapointe presents her work on plant and human microbial ecology, with a focus on spatial dynamics and microbiome assembly in early life. The One Health Microbiome Center at Penn State…

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Leveraging Fermented Food Microbiomes for Sustainable Food Production | Josephine Wee, PhD, Penn State

Dr. Josephine Wee talks about various projects focused on understand sour dough bread microbiomes and how they can be leveraged to improve the quality and shelf life of bread, as well as potentially…

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Navigating the Complexities of Science Communication | Kristina Campbell, Science and Medical Writer

Kristina Campbell, a science and medical writer, talks about how to effectively communicate science, particularly microbiome science. The One Health Microbiome Center at Penn State optimizes,…

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The One Health Microbiome Center at Penn State

We are excited to announce our renaming to the One Health Microbiome Center (OHMC). The Center’s membership has increased to more than 500 members, including 115 faculty from multiple Penn…

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The ocean as a treasure trove for novel taxa, enzymes and bioactive compounds | Shinichi Sunagawa, PhD ETH Zürich

Full title: The ocean as a treasure trove for novel taxa, enzymes and bioactive compounds. Dr. Shinichi Sunagawa, a professor at ETH Zürich presents his groundbreaking associated with the…

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Expert Human Microbiome Scientist Q&A | The Invisible Extinction Film Screening Event

On March 2, 2023, the Microbiome Center hosted a community screening of The Invisible Extinction, followed by an expert scientist panel Q&A session. The event started with opening remarks from…

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Causes and consequences of gut microbiome variation | Federico Rey, PhD, UW-Madison

Dr. Federico Rey talks about gut microbiome diversity and the impact of microbial community differences. Penn State’s Microbiome Center optimizes, accelerates, and disseminates long-lasting…

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2022 APR 08 Electron transport in methanogens

Divya Prakash, Penn State

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2022 APR 15 Adaptation of beneficial bacteria to field soil environments

Laura Kaminsky, Penn State

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