2018 Frontiers in Mucosal Immunology (FIMI)

Microbes, Genes, and Metabolites

Friday, November 30, 2018

8AM to 4.30PM

The Rotunda at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/HostMicrobiome or email ssljivo@partners.org 

Free and open to the public - lunch will be available for registered attendees




8.15-8.3 Breakfast, welcome and introduction
  Lynn Bry, PhD, MD, BWH
Microbes, genes, and metabolites that influence host physiology
8.30-9 Microbial genes that alter host metabolism
  Abigail Sloan Devlin, PhD,  HMS
9-9.30 Performance-enhancing bugs
  Alex Kostic PhD, Joslin Diabetes Center
9.30-10 Effects of maternal gut bacteria on neurodevelopmental disorders
  Jun Huh, PhD, HMS
10-10.30 Microbes and microbial products that influence early-life thymic T cell development
  Nitya Jain, PhD, MGH
10.30-10.45 Break
New directions in C. difficile disease
10.45-11.15 A novel wnt signalling inhibitor based on C. difficile toxin B
  Min Dong, PhD, BCH
11.15-11.45 Mechanisms behind current C. difficile infections across patient populations
  Jessica Allegretti, MD, BWH
11.45-12.15 Genomics and clinical risks of asymptomatic C. difficile carriage in hospitalized patients
  Jay Worley, MD, BWH
12.15-1 Lunch
Machine learning approaches 
1-1.30 Towards rational bacteriotherapy design with machine learning models
  Travis Gibson, PhD, BWH
1.30-2 Computational optimization of Treg-inducing live bacteriotherapeutics
  Vannie Bucci, PhD, UMass Dartmouth
2-2.30 Carnelian: enhanced functional profiling of whole genome metagenomics
  Sumaiya Nazeen, PhD, MIT
2.30-2.45 Break
Microbiota Boot Camp: Host-Microbiome Systems a HOW-TO
2.45-3.15 Functional systems to drive microbiota-based clinical applications 
  Lynn Bry, PhD, MD, BWH
3.15-3.45 Measuring the metabolic effects of the microbiome on energy balance
  Alex Banks, PhD, BIDMC
3.45-4.15 Predicting the microbiome and predicting the microbiome over time
  Georg Gerber, MD, PhD, BWH
4.15-4.30 Questions and close