Monday’s Science On Tap Features Bin Hu On Innovations In Environmental Microbiome Research


Bin Hu will discuss the latest innovations in environmental microbiome research at Monday’s Science on Tap. Courtesy photo

Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap Monday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at projectY cowork. This On Tap will feature a conversation with Bin Hu discussing the latest innovations in environmental microbiome research at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Microbiome is the collection of microorganisms in a particular environment, and is also
used to refer to the combined genetic materials of the microorganisms found in a
particular environment. As one of the four DOE national laboratories participating in The National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC), the LANL bioinformatics team is
tasked with developing some of the software tools and workflows.
NMDC is founded by the DOE Office of Science to support the long-term advancement of microbiome science. Its scientific mission is to provide comprehensive access to multidisciplinary microbiome data and an initial suite of open-source bioinformatic tools for reproducible, cross-study advanced analyses. This public talk will introduce the importance of environmental microbiome research and some computational challenges.
Science On Tap is sponsored by the Bradbury Science Museum in partnership with the
Los Alamos Creative District and hosted at projectY cowork. UnQuarked Wine Room by
Sirphey will be offering a selection of wines for purchase at this event.
The On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute topic introduction
by the speaker, followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome! The series
is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and
meet people with similar interests. The discussions are supported by the Bradbury
Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society and Pajarito Environmental Education
Center (PEEC). Registration for this event is not required, and admission is free.
More information about Science On Tap and other Bradbury programs and events can
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