Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 10 - 12 Jun 2015
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Conference Programme

Day 1 - Wednesday, 10 June 2015
TimeSpeakerTitle
11:15-13:15 Registration and Lunch
13:15-13:30 Opening remarks

Session 1: Microbes and Us: A complex ecosystem
13:30-17:30

13:30-14:00 Martin J. Blaser
New York University, USA
Antibiotic modulation of early life development
14:00-14:30 Dusko Ehrlich
MetaGenoPolis, France
Human gut microbiome in Health and Disease
14:30-15:00

Pilar N. Ossorio
University of Wisconsin Law School, USA

The Human Microbiome from Research to Probiotics: Ethics and Regulation
15:00-15:15

Floris Imhann
University Medical Center Groningen

Large-scale Case-Control Study Identifies Relations between the Microbiome and Disease Duration and Activity in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

15:15-15:45 COFFEE BREAK
15:45-16:15 Julie Segre
NHGRI, USA
Skin Microbiome
16:15-16:45 Willem de Vos
Wageningen University, The Netherlands

From microbiota analysis to therapeutic microbes

16:45-17:00

Georg Gerber
Harvard Medical School

Improving microbial fitness in the mammalian gut by in vivo temporal functional metagenomics

17:00-17:15

Katri Korpela
University of Helsinki

Antibiotic use and its relation with intestinal microbiome and health in Finnish pre-school children

17:15-17:30 Liang Xiao
BGI-Shenzhen
A Catalogue of the Mouse Gut Metagenome
17:30-21:00 Welcome Reception in the ATC Foyer
18:00-19:00 Speed Networking in the EMBL Canteen

Day 2 - Thursday, 11 June 2015
TimeSpeakerTitle

Session 2: Bioinformatics for the microbiome
09:00-13:00

09:00-09:30 Rob Knight
University of California, San Diego, USA
Integration of multi-omic data for the microbiome
09:30-10:00 Owen White
University of Maryland, USA
Updated analysis results from the NIH Human Microbiome Project
10:00-10:30 Jeroen Raes
KU Leuven, Belgium
Population level monitoring of the gut microbiome
10:30-10:45 Ali May
VU University Amsterdam
MetaModules: Identifying key functional subnetworks in microbiome-related disease
10:45-11:15 COFFEE BREAK
11:15-11:45 Joseph Petrosino
Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Comprehensive study of the human microbiome in an international, prospective type 1 diabetes cohort

11:45-12:15 Morten Sommer
Denmark Technical University, Denmark
Studying the dynamics of antibiotic resistance in the human gut microbiota
12:15-12:30 Chen Yanover
IBM Research

Modeling the dynamics of the vaginal microbiome

12:30-12:45 Damian R. Plichta
Technical University of Denmark
In-situ profiling of microbial growth in the human gut
12:45-13:00 Poster Flash Talks
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Poster Session I (even numbers)

Session 3: Microbiome in nutrition and metabolism
15:30-19:30

15:30-16:00 Nathalie Delzenne
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Modulation of microbiome in nutritional disorders
16:00-16:30 Cisca Wijmenga
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Gut microbiome analysis in a population-based cohort
16:30-17:00 Liping Zhao
Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, China
Gut microbiota mediated alleviation of human genetic obesity in Prader Willi syndrome
17:00-17:15 Alison Waller
EMBL Heidelberg
Using Chemogenomics and Metabolomics to Understand Metabolism and Antibiotic Resistance in P. aeruginosa
17:15-17:45 COFFEE BREAK
17:45-18:15 Peter Turnbaugh
University of California San Francisco, USA
Food, drugs, and bugs: a metagenomic view of pharmacology
18:15-18:45 Paul O'Toole
University College Cork, Ireland
Diet-microbiome-health interactions in older people
18:45-19:00

Catherine Girard
Université de Montréal

Traditional diet, contaminants and the gut microbiota in Inuit and Caucasian populations
19:00-19:15 Li Zhang
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
Obesity-associated fecal microbiota from human modulates body mass and metabolites in mice
19:15-19:30 Silke Heinzmann
Helmholtz Zentrum München
NMR-based deep metabotyping of the murine gastro-intestinal tract for investigation of digestion and microbial metabolism
19:30 Gala Dinner and Party

Day 3 - Friday, 12 June 2015
TimeSpeakerTitle

Session 4: Microbiome: Interactions with the human environment
09:00-13:00

09:00-09:30

Noah Palm
Yale School of Medicine

Exploiting the immune response to illuminate host-microbiota interactions
09:30-10:00

Joël Doré
INRA, France

Man and its microbiome - did we alter this mutualism?
10:00-10:30 Gurumoorthy Krishnamoorthy
MPI for Neurobiology Munich, Germany
Diet and microbiome: role in nervous system autoimmunity
10:30-10:45 Hanne Tytgat
KU Leuven

Glycosylation of the SpaCBA pili of L. rhamnosus GG is important for DC-SIGN interaction

10:45-11:15 COFFEE BREAK
11:15-11:45 Eran Segal
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Personalized nutrition using gut microbiome and clinical data
11:45-12:15 Janet Jansson
University of California Berkeley, USA
Multi-omics of the human gut microbiome
12:15-12:30 Jonathan Thorsen
COPSAC - Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood

 

The airway microbiome during recurrent wheezy episodes in pre-school children
12:30-12:45 Tommi Vatanen
Broad Institute

Testing the hygiene hypothesis: microbiome development of infants with different lifestyles

12:45-13:00 Poster Flash Talks
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Poster Session II (odd numbers)

Session 5: Moving microbiome research into human populations and beyond
15:30-17:45

15:30-16:00 Emma Allen-Vercoe
University of Guelph, Canada
Microbial Ecosystems Therapeutics: microbe-managing for optimal health
16:00-16:30 Colin Hill
University College Cork, Ireland
Mining the microbiota for novel anti-infectives
16:30-16:45 Edoardo Pasolli
University of Trento
Meta-analysis of disease-association metagenomic datasets for disease classification
16:45-17:00 Lasse Ruokolainen
University of Helsinki
Natural Immunity: green space, your microbes,  and your health are related
17:00-17:30 Jun Wang
BGI-Shenzhen, China
Microbiome: Diets, Bugs and Diseases
17:30-17:45 Closing remarks and poster prize