Join us for Conversations event "From the Ground to Your Gut: The Microscopic Rulers of Your Health." Within both plants and humans, microbes (bacteria, fungi, etc.) form communities called microbiomes that have a major impact on our health. In this virtual event, Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, of Washington University in St. Louis, and the Danforth Center’s Becky Bart, PhD, will guide you through these fascinating worlds. Darryl M. Chatman of the United Soybean Board moderates. Through their conversation, you will get an inside look into soil and gut microbiomes and hopefully get to know yourself—and the world—a little bit better.
This virtual event is free to the public, but registration is required.
The idea that a defective development of a microbiome could impair the development of bones, of the immune system, perhaps even the central nervous system. How incredibly extraordinary that our collection of microbes is so impactful?
Dr. Jeffrey Gordon on CBS 60 Minutes
Watch the Event
Dr. Jeffrey Gordon
Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor
Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Becky Bart
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Darryl M. Chatman (moderator)
SVP, Governance and Compliance
United Soybean Board
What to expect
Conversations is a series of free panel discussions organized by the Danforth Center Friends Committee. Since 2003, Conversations has offered the public the opportunity to learn about the world of the Center and its partners. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Conversations is currently a virtual event series. We look forward to welcoming you back in person when it is safe to do so.