The Biotech 201 series is a follow-on course for those who have completed Biotech 101. The course is offered each February as four weekly sessions led by Neil Lamb, PhD, HudsonAlpha’s Vice President for Educational Outreach. Each year’s Biotech 201 explores a different topic in genetics and genomics research. Past special topics have included agricultural genomics; the human microbiome; cancer; neurodegenerative, psychiatric and adult-onset disorders; and technologies used for research, diagnosis and treatments.
The 2019 Biotech 201 will be held February 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 6:30-8:00 pm CT and will discuss one of our most popular topics – the human microbiome. The field has grown exponentially since we visited it in 2014, and there are a host of amazing stories to explore. We’ll highlight new research regarding how our microbiome forms, is influenced by the environment, impacts our health and behaviors, and can be strengthened and protected. From probiotics to microbiome transplants, we’ll examine the current science and separate fact from myth.