This should be really really good. This summer there is a Gordon Conference (what should be the first of many) on Microbiology of the Built Environment. The theme of this meeting is Integrating Human Health with Building Microbiomes. The Chairs are Jordan Peccia and Jessica Green and it takes place July 15-20, 2018 at the University of New England’s Biddeford Campus in Maine. Sessions will focus on
- How the Built Environment Microbiome Impacts the Human Microbiome
- Building Design and Operation Impact Microbial Diversity and Exposure
- Viruses in Buildings
- Building Microbes, Allergies and Asthma
- Mold in Buildings
- Pathogens in Premise Plumbing
- Surface and Airborne Pathogens in Buildings
- Control of Pathogen Transmission in Buildings
- New Tools for Understanding Microbial Exposure
From the meeting site:
First Gordon Research Conference on the Microbiology of the Built Environment will include expert speakers, poster sessions, and an interactive agenda – all focused on the ecology, control, and positive and negative health impacts of microbes, viruses, allergens and biotoxins in buildings. Biddeford is located on the southern coast of Maine with outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities and is 90 miles from Boston, MA and 16 miles from Portland, ME.
See 2018 Microbiology of the Built Environment Conference GRC for more details.
And if you work in this area please consider applying to participate. Gordon Conferences can be transformative events and this one should be great.