For the annual Research!Louisville event next week, Joseph Petrosino, PhD, interim chair and professor, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, and director of the Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research (CMMR), will provide the keynote address. Petrosino will discuss “The Human Microbiome in Precision Medicine: (Way) Beyond Fecal Transplantation,” on Friday, October 12 at 1 p.m. in the Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building at 505 South Hancock Street on the Health Sciences Center campus.
Specifically, Petrosino will highlight the CMMR’s study of the microbiome and autoimmune disease, neurodevelopmental disorders, cancer and Type 1 diabetes. The center’s research efforts include benchmarking and validation of protocols and strategies for metagenomics analyses. Petrosino’s presentation will explain how research and development of advanced technologies have contributed to the understanding of how the human microbiome impacts health and disease, and the translation of this knowledge into microbiome-based therapeutics and diagnostics.
The keynote address and awards recognition ceremony will conclude Research!Louisville’s week-long series of health-related research forums. More information is available online.