You can find up to date details on the event page for all the talks in this series.
Spring 2023; January 18 – May, Wednesdays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST.
Presented over Zoom. Registration is free!
You can register for any or all of the events from the same link here.
Hosting Organizations: MSE and the University of Maine Institute of Medicine.
The environment, microbes, and us
Anthropology Theme organized by Katherine Daiy and Kieran O’Doherty, and Environmental Theme organized by Mallory Choudoir, Mustafa Saifuddin, and Hannah Holland-Moritz.
“The human-valued interest in microbiome science is the distillation of human-environmental interactions”
Dr. Stephanie Schnorr, PhD.
April 5, 2023; Wednesday,11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST. This event has passed, watch the recording here.
Dr. Schnorr is a PostDoctorial Researcher at the University of Vienna.
I am formally trained as a biological anthropologist and human biologist, and pursued research on the topics of human diet in human evolutionary ecology. I studied in particular the capacity for digesting plant material from wild foods, and how this is facilitated by both technology and the gut microbiome, as an auxiliary adaptative mechanisms in human health. I studied also ancient microbiomes from coprolite material, and microbial mutualisms in arthropod and environmental contexts. Extending from my interest in brain growth and nutrition acquisition traits among humans, I picked up the inquiry on environmental provisioning of essential lipids from microbiomes. I transitioned to microbial ecology in pursuit of answers to help reconcile the apparent discontinuity between supply and demand of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in terrestrial ecosystems, driven by prior experience working in human evolutionary theory, and by present perspectives of ecological networks.
Image sourced from: https://dome.csb.univie.ac.at/
Upcoming seminars on The Environment, microbes, and us
“Anthropology, Microbiomes, and Antimicrobial Resistance”
Dr. Cecil Lewis, PhD. April 12, 2023; Wednesday,11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST. Register for the Zoom link here.
“Soil health – towards a ‘microbial agriculture’?“
Dr. Anna Krzywoszynska, PhD. and Paula Palanco Lopez. April 19, 2023; Wednesday,11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST. Register for the Zoom link here.
Panel Discussions on the environment, microbes, and us
April 26, 2023; Wednesday,11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST. Register for the Zoom link here.
May 3, 2023; Wednesday,11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST. Register for the Zoom link here.
These two weeks, we’ll be bringing some of our Theme 3 speakers back to engage in a panel discussion together on the importance of environmental microbiomes and our place in ecosystems, and then will continue talking about soil health. Panel will be hosted by Katherine Daiy, Kieran O’Doherty, Mallory Choudoir, Mustafa Saifuddin, and Hannah Holland-Moritz.
Please note, this session will only be featured live in real-time and will not be recorded.
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