National Academies to Host MoBE 2017 Symposium – Oct. 10-12

MoBE 2017 (Microbiology of the Built Environment Research and Applications Symposium), jointly organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will be held Oct. 10-12 in Washington, D.C.  The symposium will bring together leading researchers and stakeholders to discuss MoBE findings pertinent to human health, safe drinking water, healthy built environments, and urban design.

Ed Yong of The Atlantic, Susan Lynch of the University of California at San Francisco, and Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech will give the keynote addresses at the meeting.  The symposium will also include a session on the recent Academies report Microbiomes of the Built Environment: A Research Agenda for Indoor Microbiology, Human Health, and Buildings.

The MoBE 2017 symposium will be held at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  The full agenda is available here.  Reporters who wish to attend the meeting in person should register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail  Those who cannot attend can watch a live webcast here.