Inaugural Dynamics of the Microbiome on Health and Disease

Venue: The Omni Providence

Location: Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 19, 2013 End Date/Time: Aug 20, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 12, 2013
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Advances in next-generation sequencing and computation have elucidated the impact of human genomic variation; however, the impact of this variation is largely unexplored in the human microbiome. Now clinical and environmental researchers have the high-resolution tools to explore the emergent science of microbial communities and the ecosystems they inhabit. CHI's Dynamics of the Microbiome on Health and Disease conference focuses on understanding the role of the microbiome to offer new insights into disease processes and discovery of new therapeutic strategies.


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Rhode Island
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Conference Speakers


  • Joseph Petrosino, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular Virology and Microbiology; Director, Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Christian Hoffmann, Research Scientist, Frederic D. Bushman Laboratory, Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Emma Allen-Vercoe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph
  • Jessica Richman, CEO, uBiome
  • Corinne Maurice, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Peter J. Turnbaugh Laboratory, FAS Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University
  • Georg K. Gerber, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, Instructor in Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Metagenomics, Director, Computational Unit, Associate Pathologist, Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics, Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
  • John Novembre, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Human Genetics, University of Chicago
  • Shibu Yooseph, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Informatics, J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Todd Treangen, Ph.D., Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland
  • David Galas, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute
  • Sherman Weissman, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Genetics and Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Yaniv Erlich, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Whitehead Fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research