Illuminating the Human Virome

Scientists use metagenomics to explore the viral community inhabiting the human body.

A massive diversity of viruses, collectively termed the virome make their homes on and inside humans. But the human virome and its impact on health and disease are far from fully characterized. In recent years, metagenomic analysis has enabled scientists to discover novel virus species, trace their origins, and study their interactions with other microbial members and the human body. In this webinar, Eugene Koonin will discuss the latest metagenomic and evolutionary studies of the human virome.

Topics to be covered

  • Uncovering new viruses in human metagenomes
  • Characterizing virus functions and virus-host relationships

Monday, November 21st, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
This webinar will be available to view live and on demand.


Eugene V. Koonin, PhD

Eugene V. Koonin, PhD

Distinguished Investigator
National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health

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