2018 BU Microbiome Day

FEBRUARY 14, 2018

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

The BU Microbiome Day and Microbiome ARC mini-symposium was sponsored by the Boston University Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research office (IBRO), BU Bioinformatics and by the Kavli Foundation


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