MSU’s Jordan featured on The Scientist webinar this week

MSU’s Heather R. Jordan, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, will be featured on a July 16 webinar presented by The Scientist. The virtual event is 2:30-4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (1:30 p.m. CST).

Studio portrait of Heather Jordan
Heather R. Jordan (Photo by Megan Bean)

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Titled “A Little Help from my Friends: Lessons Learned from Microbiome Metagenomics,” the online event will discuss how metagenomic analyses of the human microbiome reveal novel functions of our constant companions, from genes for antibiotic resistance to cancer risk and susceptibility to treatment. These novel functions play an important role in human health and disease. In this webinar brought to you by The Scientist and sponsored by Bio-Techne, MSU’s Heather Jordan and Jennifer Wargo of MD Anderson Cancer Center will discuss how metagenomics studies help uncover new and medically relevant functions of the human microbiome.

Topics covered will include autopsy sampling to uncover human resistome diversity and the role of the microbiome in cancer therapy.