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Religion, Race and the Microbe: Theological Analysis of Public Health Resistance in the Pandemicine

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Speaker: Dr. Aminah Al-Attas Bradford, PhD. About the Speaker: Dr. Bradford is a research scholar in NC State’s Public Science Lab for Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity of Humans and Food where she draws together interdisciplinary engagement of microbes, exploring fermentation, probiotic health and pathogens. Working at the intersections of religion, microbiology, ecology and race, Dr. Bradford’s […]

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“The human-valued interest in microbiome science is the distillation of human-environmental interactions”

Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Schnorr, PhD. About the Speaker: Dr. Schnorr is a Post Doctorial Researcher at the University of Vienna. "I am formally trained as a biological anthropologist and human biologist, and pursued research on the topics of human diet in human evolutionary ecology. I studied in particular the capacity for digesting plant material from wild […]

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“Anthropology, Microbiomes, and Antimicrobial Resistance”

Speaker: Dr. Cecil Lewis, PhD. About the Speaker: Dr. Cecil Lewis is a Professor and biological and interdiscplinary scientist based at the University of Oklahoma. His primary research focus is the microbiome and community-engaged research, with current work that investigates ancient and contemporary human metabolomes, pathogen evolution, the impact of colonialism on the microbiome and […]

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“Soil health – towards a ‘microbial agriculture’?“

Speaker: Dr. Anna Krzywoszynska, PhD. and Paula Palanco Lopez About the Speakers: Dr. Anna Krzywoszynska is an Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Oulu, and a research leader in the Biodiverse Anthropocenes programme (Anna Krzywoszynska | University of Oulu). She is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist with expertise in agricultural and environmental knowledge, more-than-human […]

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Panel Discussion on the environment, microbes, and us

Speakers: Dr. Jake Robinson, PhD., David Good, University of Guelph, Dr. Aminah Al-Attas Bradford, PhD., Dr. Stephanie Schnorr, PhD., Dr. Cecil Lewis, PhD., Dr. Anna Krzywoszynska, PhD., and Paula Palanco Lopez About the Panel: This week, we’ll be bringing all of our Theme 3 speakers back to engage in a panel discussion together on the importance of […]

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Panel Discussion on the environment, microbes, and us

Virtual

Speakers: Dr. Jake Robinson, PhD., David Good, University of Guelph, Dr. Aminah Al-Attas Bradford, PhD., Dr. Stephanie Schnorr, PhD., Dr. Cecil Lewis, PhD., Dr. Anna Krzywoszynska, PhD., and Paula Palanco Lopez About the Seminar: This week, we’ll be bringing all of our Theme 3 speakers back to engage in a panel discussion together on the importance of […]

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Microbes and Social Equity virtual Summer Symposium June 5 – 9

Virtual

The Microbes and Social Equity working group, and The University of Maine Institute of Medicine will once again host a free-to-attend virtual summer symposium. Save the dates: June 5 – 9th, 2023 We will host one thematic session per day, from 11 am – 2:45 pm EDT Session themes include: Reconsidering ‘One Health’ Through Microbes Microbiomes […]

Population Descriptors and the study of Human Microbiomes: Implications for Appropriate Participant Categorization based on recommendations from the NASEM report

Virtual

Speakers: Dr. Nicole M. Farmer, M.D., Principal Investigator, Translational Biobehavioral and Health Disparities Branch, NIH Clinical Center.  Dr. Katherine Maki, PhD., Assistant Clinical Investigator, Translational Biobehavioral and Health Disparities Branch, NIH Clinical Center.  Dr. Sue Ishaq, PhD., Assistant Professor at the University of Maine and Lead of the Microbes and Social Equity working group. Dr. Amber Benezra, PhD., […]

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Precision Microbiome for Health

Virtual

Speaker: Professor Jack A Gilbert earned his Ph.D. from Unilever and Nottingham University, UK in 2002, and received his postdoctoral training at Queens University, Canada. From 2005-2010 he was a senior scientist at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK; and from 2010-2018 he was Group Leader for Microbial Ecology at Argonne National Laboratory, a Professor of Surgery, […]

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