KLS/CRC1182-Lecture: Blaser & Dominguez-Bello

Dear colleagues,

On Tuesday, November 12 2019, we are honoured to have Martin Blaser and  Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello (New York) as our Kiel Life Science lecturers. Martin Blaser will be awarded the Karl August Möbius fellowship 2019 from the CRC1182. The talks will take place in the Zentrum für Molekulare Biowissenschaften (Amöbe), Am Botanischen Garten 11 / Seminarraum groß (4. OG).

12:00 – 13:00    Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello – Microbiome transitions across urbanization

16:15 – 17:15    Martin J. Blaser – Improved understanding of the early-life symbiosis between humans and our residential microbes

Martin J. Blaser, director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), Rutgers University New Brunswick, is a true pioneer with a keen focus on discovering the full impact of the microbiome on human health. In 2015, he was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world following the 2014 publication of his book, “Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues”, now being translated into 20 languages. Martin Blaser is member of the National Academy of Medicine  http://martinblaser.com/

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello is the Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiome and Health at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers University New Brunswick. She also holds appointments as a Professor at the University of Puerto Rico and at the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research.  Her research focuses on the study the co-evolution of the microbiota and host, and impacts exerted by Western lifestyle practices.

For more information see the Leading edge story in Cell in October  2016  A Microbial Anthropologist in the Jungle  http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(16)31332-0

It is a pleasure to invite you to these lectures.


Thomas C. G. Bosch


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