HCMPH Holds Successful 2nd Annual Symposium


The Harvard Chan Microbiome in Public Health Center (HCMPH), co-directed by professors Curtis Huttenhower and Wendy Garrett (IID), held a very successful 2nd annual symposium, “Molecular bioactivity in the microbiome and public health” on Friday, May 8th, organized by Senior Program Coordinator Nicole Levesque. Due to COVID-19 the program was moved to an online format. This year’s event featured opening remarks from Dyann Wirth (Harvard Chan School) with keynote talks from Rick Blumberg (Harvard Medical School) and Gary Wu (University of Pennsylvania) as well as many other outstanding faculty. The symposium included a successful virtual poster session, which can still be viewed here through the end of the month. The daylong event was attended by over 540 individuals from 26 countries around the world. Curtis and Wendy are very much looking forward to incorporating an online aspect to the annual event again next year. Updated programming and collaborative resources can now be found on the new center website here.