Feb 6, 2024 Online

Jack Gilbert on microbiome and precision medicine

NCCR External Seminar

On 6 February 2024, we are thrilled to welcome Jack Gilbert in the NCCR Microbiomes Seminar Series!

Jack Gilbert is Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Marine Science at UC San Diego, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics and in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Moreover, he is the Director of the UCSD Microbiome and Metagenomics Center.

The Gilbert lab has three main axes of research: the human microbiome in nutrition, disease and mental health, which relies on clinical research at the UCSD School of Medicine; the microbial ecology of the built environment, which involves longitudinal surveys of microbiomes in homes and hospitals; and marine microbial ecology in human and environmental health, with a focus on anthropogenic impacts.

Jack Gilbert co-founded the Earth Microbiome Project and the American Gut Project, and he is the founding Editor in Chief of the ASM journal mSystems. He is also the co-founder of BiomeSense, a company that produces automated microbiome sensors. Last but not least, he is a successful popular science author with his book ‘Dirt is Good’, or ‘The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System’, which he co-authored with Rob Knight.

Jack Gilbert will give a talk entitled  ‘The microbiome in precision medicine’. The seminar will take place on 6 February 2024, exceptionally from 16h00 to 17h00 CET. You can access this public seminar through this Zoom link.