The inaugural BU MICROBIOME DAY took place on February 16, 2017, and featured keynote talks by Michael Travisano of the University of Minnesota and Wenying Shou from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, as well as presentations by BU faculty, Evan Johnson, Kirill Korolev, Allyson Sgro and Jennifer Talbot.  The ARC mini-symposium was made possible with support from the Boston University Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research office (IBRO),  the Kavli Foundation and the BU Bioinformatics Program.

8:30     Breakfast and Registration
9:00     Introductory Remarks by Gloria Waters, BU Vice President and Associate Provost for Research, and Daniel Segrè, BU Professor of Biology and Bioinformatics
9:15      Sources of Complexity in Microbial Ecology  Keynote Talk by Michael TravisanoDepartment of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota
10:00   Statistical Physics of Microbial Communities, Kirill Korolev, BU Physics and Bioinformatics
10:15     Robustness in Microbial Collective Behavior, Allyson Sgro, BU Biomedical Engineering
10:30     Coffee Break
11:15       Synthetic communities: What can we learn from them?  Keynote Talk by Wenying ShouFred Hutchinson Cancer Center
12:00     Systems biology of the Earth microbiome, Jennifer Talbot, BU Biology and Bioinformatics
12:15      Integrating microbial and host transcriptomics to characterize asthma-associated microbial communities,  W. Evan Johnson, BU School of Medicine, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
12:30     Lunch and Poster Session
1:30       Roundtable Discussion Groups and Kavli Cakes
2:15        Closing Remarks and Poster Prize Presentation