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“Antibiotic resistance around us: what is natural and what is human enriched” seminar

Sourse: College of Natural Resources and Environment  Date:2018-05-14

  Title: Antibiotic resistance around us: what is natural and what is human enriched

  Speaker: James Tiedje

  Date & Time: 2:30 p.m. on May 15th, 2018 (Tuesday)

  Location: Room 307 at College of Natural Resources and Environment

  Dr. Tiedje is University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Microbial Ecology at Michigan State University. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and is Fellow of the AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science), the American Academy of Microbiology, and the Soil Science Society of America. He was President of the American Society for Microbiology and the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME). He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Editor of Microbial and Molecular Biology Reviews. His team created the Ribosomal Database Project (RDP) database, which is the biggest ribosomal database and microbial diversity research platform in the world. His research focuses on microbial ecology, and his work has greatly expanded knowledge about the nitrogen cycle and biodegradation of environmental pollutants. He is also interested in the fate and risk of antibiotic resistance genes in environments. He has over 500 refereed publications with more than 89000 citations (H index 147) including twenty-two in Science, Nature, and PNAS.