The American Gut Project: Crowdsourcing Human Microbiome Research

The Wet Lab is hosting a lecture on environmental DNA at the San Diego Central Library on Thursday, June 15th, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Justine Debelius from UCSD will discuss how scientists are working to understand the importance of the microbes living in the human gut!


The American Gut Project is the world’s largest crowdfunded citizen science research project, with the goal of creating a comprehensive map of the human microbiome-including the identification of all of the “bad” and “good” areas. This maps can be used by researchers and clinicians as a springboard for further studies to determine how to move people from the bad to the good areas. Come hear about how American Gut data is being used to meet this goal!

This event is part of the San Diego Wetlab’s citizen science lecture series held every first Tuesday at 6:30pm at the La Jolla Library and every third Thursday at 6:30pm at the Downtown Library. Please check the San Diego library system events page for location details and changes in the upcoming schedule.


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