The second 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. This year's conference will particularly emphasize air- and water-borne microbes throughout the built environment, in buildings and beyond, especially as they impact human and environmental health and sustainability.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Linking Building Microbiomes and Health
- Drinking Water Microbiome
- Antibiotic Resistance
- Extreme and Confined Environments
- Microbiology of the Built Environment in the Developing World
- Microbiology of Sewage Collection Systems
- Microbiologically-Informed Green Engineering Design
- Standardizing Built Environment Microbiological Methods
- Indoor Chemistry and the Microbiome