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The Human Microbiome

Theme organizers:

Goodman  
Andrew Goodman
Yale Univ. Sch. of Med 
 Matthew Redinbo
UNC at Chapel Hill

This theme is made up of four symposia, one scheduled each day of the meeting, Sun – Wed.  Please read below for invited speaker and session schedule information.  In addition to the invited talks listed below, short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.  To be considered for a volunteered talk in this theme, submit your abstract to an ASBMB topic category number: 2310-2324, by the November 6th submission deadline.  All volunteered abstracts will be programmed for poster presentation.  Those selected for oral presentation will also present a poster.  Programming notifications will be sent in mid-January.  We look forward to seeing you at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, BCEC, March 28 – April 1, 2015.

Measuring and Predicting Microbial Community Dynamics

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 254A/B

Session Chair: Lora Hooper, The Univ. of Texas Southwestern Med. Ctr.              

Invited Speakers:

Elhanan Borenstein, Univ. of Washington
Metagenomic systems biology: Metabolic modeling and multi-meta-omic analysis of the human microbiome

Eric Martens, Univ. of Michigan Med. Sch.
Think globally, act locally: Regulated deployment of polysaccharide degradation abilities by our symbiotic gut bacteria

Howard Ochman, Univ. of Texas at Austin
The extraordinary evolution of the great ape microbiome

Microbe Host Interaction

Monday, March 30, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 254A/B

Session Chair: Gautam Dantas, Washington Univ. in St Louis, Sch. of Med.           

Invited Speakers:

Andrew Goodman, Yale Univ. Sch. of Med.
Microbiome resilience during inflammation

Lora Hooper, The Univ. of Texas Southwestern Med. Ctr.             
Circadian regulation of intestinal host-microbe interactions

Dennis Kasper, Harvard Univ.
Immunomodulatory molecules from the microbiome

Chemistry of Commensal Biology

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 254A/B

Session Chair: Matthew Redinbo, UNC at Chapel Hill

Invited Speakers:

Helen Blackwell, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Expanding the language of bacterial quorum sensing using synthetic ligands

Nicole Koropatkin, Univ. of Michigan Med. Sch.
How gut Bacteroides eat your veggies

David Mills, UC, Davis
A Milk Oriented Microbiota (MOM) in infants—Lessons from your other MOM

Gut Microbes, Drugs and Toxins

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Room 254A/B

Session Chair: Andrew Goodman, Yale Univ. Sch. of Med.

Invited Speakers:

Gautam Dantas, Washington Univ. in St Louis, Sch. of Med.
Networks of exchanging antibiotic resistomes in human and environmental microbiota

Matthew Redinbo, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pharmaceutical Control of the Microbiome

Laurence Zitvogel, Univ. Paris Saclay, Gustave Roussy Comprehensive Cancer Ctr.
Gut microbiota in the efficacy of anticancer therapies