Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar
- Friday, November 8, 2019 at 3:10pm
- Chemistry & Biochemistry Building, Byker Auditorium - view map
Dr. Aaron Wright from Pacific Northwest National Lab will present "Cultivation- and Genome-Independent Functional Profiling of Microbiomes with Chemical Probes."
Abstract: We are developing and applying chemical probe approaches to characterize and quantify enzyme activities within environmental and host-associated microbial communities. Specifically, our probe-based methods do not require genomes or genome inferences nor microbial cultivation to assess specific functional activity of microbial cells in complex communities. In host-associated and environmental systems we are using our probe-based approaches to delineate how perturbations or exposures create metabolic susceptibilities and alter microbial functions, community physiology, and community structure. Our research is enabling the microbiome sciences community to move from functional inference to direct measurement.
- Doreen Brown