Nov 2, 2021

Janet Jansson on environmental change and soil viruses

This November, the NCCR Microbiomes will have the pleasure to host Janet K. Jansson, Chief Scientist for Biology at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Washington State, USA).

Janet Jansson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and a Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences. She is a Steering Committee Member of the Earth Microbiome Project, and a past President of the International Society for Microbial Ecology. Janet Jansson also serves in the Scientific Advisory Board of the NCCR Microbiomes.

Dr. Jansson is a leading researcher in the use of omics techniques to study microbial communities, both in natural ecosystems (such as soil or sediments) as well as in the human gut. In the past couple of years, her group has been studying the impact of climate change and other environmental perturbations on the soil microbiome functions, especially carbon cycling. Although her research has primarily investigated prokaryotes and fungi, she has also turned her attention to the soil viruses, which are underexplored and whose response to environmental change is unknown.

On 2 November 2021, Dr. Jansson will give an NCCR talk entitled: ‘Unearthing climate change impact on soil viruses’. The seminar will take place from 17h00 to 18h00 CET. You can access this public seminar through this Zoom link.