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Gut reactions: Using chemistry to decipher the human microbiome

By Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Join us for the kickoff lecture in the Broad Institute's Science for All Seasons series.

Science for All Seasons

.: 5pm – 6pm.

Ages Young Adult to Senior Adult.

Grades 8th grade through 12th grade.


No application or registration needed.

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  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

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Tuesday, October 27
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Virtual event
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Gut reactions: Using chemistry to decipher the human microbiome
Emily Balskus

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.