Session on The Microbiome at American Health Care Journalism 2015 meeting

Just heading back (on the train) from the Association of Health Care Journalists 2015 which was in Santa Clara, where I participated in a session on The Microbiome.

The session participants:

  • Jonathan Eisen, Ph.D., professor, School of Medicine and College of Biological Sciences, University of California
  • Susan Lynch, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Justin Sonnenburg, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Neil Stollman, M.D., physician, East Bay Center for Digestive Health
  • Moderator: Kathleen McGowan, independent journalist, Berkeley, Calif.

The session was not recorded as far as I know but there were lots of Tweets from a few people.  I captured them using Storify – see the embedded slideshow below:

I also posted my slides to Slideshare:

Lots of discussion of the Built Environment there, some great questions from the audience, and it was nice seeing some friends and meeting more journalists interested in microbiome related topics.

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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.