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

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

Session 1: Microbes and Us: A complex ecosystem

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

Pilar N. Ossorio
University of Wisconsin Law School, USA

The Human Microbiome from Research to Probiotics: Ethics and Regulation

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
Skin Microbiome
16:15-16:45 Willem de Vos
Wageningen University, The Netherlands

From microbiota analysis to therapeutic microbes


Georg Gerber
Harvard Medical School

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


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
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

Session 2: Bioinformatics for the microbiome

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

15:30-16:00 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

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

Session 4: Microbiome: Interactions with the human environment


Noah Palm
Yale School of Medicine

Exploiting the immune response to illuminate host-microbiota interactions

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

15:30-16:00 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