BU Microbiome Day

FEBRUARY 14, 2018

TRUSTEE CENTER BALLROOM, ONE SILBER WAY, 9TH FLOOR, BOSTON, MA


Agenda
8:30 – 8:55           Breakfast
8:55 – 9:00           Opening Remarks by Gloria Waters, BU Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Daniel Segrè, BU Biology and Bioinformatics
9:00 – 9:45           FLOYD E. DEWHIRST, FORSYTH INSTITUTE
CULTURING “UNCULTIVABLE” BACTERIA FROM YOUR MOUTH
9:45 – 10:30          MORAN YASSOUR, BROAD INSTITUTE
STRAIN-LEVEL IDENTIFICATION OF MOTHER-TO-CHILD BACTERIAL TRANSMISSION
10:30 – 11:00         Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:10         PATRICIA HIBBERD, BU DEPT. OF GLOBAL HEALTH
MICROBIOME THERAPY 
11:10 – 11:20       ROBERT MARSLAND, BU THEORETICAL BIOPHYSICS GROUP
PREDICTION AND CONTINGENCY IN MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES 
11:20 – 11:40      ROBINSON W. FULWEILER, BU DEPTS. OF EARTH & ENVIRONMENT AND BIOLOGY 
MOLECULAR INSIGHTS TO MARINE BIOGEOCHEMICAL QUESTIONS – A CASE STUDY ON OCEAN NITROGEN FIXATION   
11:45 – 12:30          ASHLEY SHADE, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
ECOLOGICAL SELECTION AT ENVIRONMENTAL EXTREMES:  WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM MICROBIOMES?
12:30 – 1:45           Lunch and Poster Session (group A)
1:45 – 2:30             ROBERTO KOLTER & SCOTT CHIMILESKI, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
LIFE AT THE EDGE OF SIGHT – A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF THE MICROBIAL WORLD
2:30 – 3:30             Poster Session (group B)
3:30 – 3:35             Closing remarks and Student Poster Prizes
3:35 – 4:30            Open Discussion