#MoBE17: Microbiology of the Built Environment Research & Applications Symposium

This meeting should be of interest to many out there. A great collection of speakers and topics. Keynotes by Ed Yong, Susan Lynch and Marc Edwards. Registration deadline is September 1.

 

MoBE 2017

Microbiology of the Built Environment
Research and Applications Symposium

October 10 – October 12, 2017

NAS Building Washington, DC

 

 

More detail here.

Registration is free and open until September 1, 2017.

Sponsors Include: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, NAS, Zymo Corporation, Standards in Genomics Sciences, Microbiome Journal, NASA, US Green Buildings Council

 

Agenda


Tuesday October 10th

Keynote.

  • Ed Yong (The Atlantic). A science writer’s view of the MoBE field.

Kick-off reception 


Wednesday October 11th

Introduction

  • Lynn M. Schriml (MoBE 2017 symposium chairman, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Institute for Genome Sciences)
  • Paula J. Olsiewski (MoBE Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)

Keynote

  • Susan Lynch (UCSF School of Medicine). Chronic Inflammatory Disease and the Built Environment

Session 1: MoBE Science Here and Now

  • Jonathan Eisen (UC Davis). The microbiology of the built environment network (microBEnet) and perspectives on the MoBE field
  • Jessica Green (University of Oregon). Designing healthier spaces and buildings
  • Lisa Brenner (University of Colorado). Mental Health and the Microbiome of the Build Environment

Session 2: Implications of MoBE for Health and Design

  • Elaine Hubal (EPA). Session Chair
  • Shelly Miller (University of Colorado). Building Engineering Controls for Improving Occupant Health: Mitigating Airborne Particles, Toxic Gases, and Infectious Aerosols.
  • Rachel Adams (BIMERC). Sources and quantities of microbes and mVOCs indoors.
  • Karen Dannemiller (Ohio State University). The nexus of housing characteristics, indoor microbial communities, and asthma severity
  • Mark Mendell (California Department of Health, LBNL). Adverse and beneficial effects of the indoor microbiome – current implications for health or design?

Session 3: Public Health and Indoor Microbial Communities

  • Diane Gold, Session Chair
  • Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello (NYU School of Medicine). Microbial Biogeography of Homes across urbanization gradients
  • Brandon Bubba Brooks (Kaleido Biosciences). The NICU microbiome’s role in neonate gut colonization
  • Jane Carlton (NYU School of Medicine). A city view: ATM’s, parasites and wastewater

Session 4: MoBE Insights on Microbial Exposure

  • Tina Bahadori (EPA) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Research Program Leader, Session Chair
  • Eric Alm (MIT). Sewers, microbes and drugs
  • Emmanuel Mongodin (Institute for Genome Sciences, UMSOM). Microbial function and built environments
  • David Mills (UC Davis). Microbiology of food production built environments: dairies and wineries

Panel Discussion: Myth and Reality of MoBE Manipulation

  • Rob Knight (UCSD), Moderator
  • Rita Colwell (University of Maryland)
  • Jeffrey Siegel (U of T)
  • Ilana Brito (Cornell)
  • Jessica Green (University of Oregon)

Poster Session & Reception


Thursday October 12th

Welcome

  • Jordan Peccia (Yale). Gordon Conference Announcement.

Keynote

  • Marc Edwards (Virginia Tech). MoBE, Public Health and the Flint Water Crisis

Session 5 – From MoBE Research to MoBE Applications

  • Scott Kelley (San Diego State University). Session Chair.
  • Jack Gilbert (University of Chicago). From Hospitals to Forensic Applications
  • Richard Shaughnessy (University of Tulsa). From Home to School: Tribal Indoor Air Quality Intervention Study
  • Anders Benteson Nygaard (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences). Bacteria in Norwegian kindergartens: Small children and their microbial environments

Session 6: The Building Science – MoBE nexus

  • Richard Corsi (University of Texas at Austin). Session Chair.
  • Richard Corsi (University of Texas at Austin). Building Science ∩ Science in Buildings (or why MoBE > Robots)
  • Amy Pruden (Virginia Tech). Towards Prebiotic/Probiotic Control of the Microbiome in Built Water Systems
  • Betsy Pugel (NASA). Tiny houses: Planetary protection-focused materials selection for spaceflight hardware surfaces
  • Kent Duffy (SRG Partnership). The influences of microbial research on architectural practice
  • Wendy J Goodson (Air Force Research Laboratory). Microbiomes of Military Cargo Aircraft and their Connection to Biocorrosion

Session 7 – NAS Microbiomes of the Built Environment Consensus Study

  • Katherine Bowman (NAS). Session Chair.
  • Joan Bennett (Rutgers University) : NAS MoBE study overview MoBE outcomes, perspectives and future studies

Panel Discussion: Charting MoBE Research Priorities

  • Jonathan Eisen (UC Davis). Moderator.
  • Jordan Peccia (Yale)
  • Norman Pace (University of Colorado)
  • Claire Fraser (Institute for Genome Sciences, UMSOM)

Meeting Closing

  • Paula Olsiewski (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation).

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