NASEM Microbiomes of the Built Environment Study – Webcast 12/1 of Meeting #4

Got this by email:

Good afternoon –

The fourth meeting of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s committee on Microbiomes of the Built Environment: From Research to Application will be a mostly closed meeting so that the committee can work on finalizing their recommendations and conclusions for the final report, but will contain a brief open session to hear from five experts who will address remaining pertinent topics. The open session will be held from 9am – 12:30pm EST on December 1, and will be webcast internationally. We have attached the open session’s agenda to this email for your use.

We invite you to register to watch the webcast by visiting If you have any questions, please email and a member of the study’s staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued engagement on this topic!

With best regards,

MOBE Meeting 4 Public Agenda.pdf

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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.