8 October 2014
Invited talks in October: Institute of Medicine (October 20th) and Collège de France (October 28th)
The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences annual meeting for 2014 revolves around the theme "The World Within: The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease". Amanda will be part of a discussion section on the impact of modern lifestyles on the human microbiota, and will be discussing the group's ongoing research with the Hadza foragers of Tanzania. The all-day event on October 20th is open to the public, and the agenda is available here. Videos of all the conference talks will be available on the IOM's website after the event.
As part of the course taught by Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Hublin at the Collège de France, Amanda will be giving a talk on “The Vegetal Diet of Pleistocene Hominins” on October 28th. The entirety of the course is open to the public, and is posted online here. Videos of Amanda's and others' talks will be made available online on the same site.
Amanda quoted in a National Geographic article on the Evolution of Diet
The evolution of diet is a hot question, and science writer Ann Gibbons recently spent a lot of time with various peoples around the world, looking at their diets, and talking with researchers about what we are actually evolved to eat. The resulting article in National Geographic is a great picture of just how complex this question is, and how varied the answer can be.