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Microbial Communities as Drivers of Ecosystem Complexity (C8)


Organizer(s) Jacques Ravel, Vincent B. Young, Mitchell L. Sogin and Trina McMahon
March 25—30, 2011
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 23, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 29, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 23, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 25, 2011

Supported by the Directors’ Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Microorganisms, by their omnipresence, impact the entire biosphere, including the human body. Microbial ecology studies the interactions between members of microbial communities (assemblage of microorganisms that share the same environment) using a panoply of biological and bioinformatics tools. The field of microbial ecology has made substantial strides with the advent of molecular microbiology and has fully embraced high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies. When Joshua Lederberg coined the term human microbiome, he had an ecological analogy in mind (“to signify the ecological community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms that literally share our body space and have been all but ignored as determinants of health and disease”). The studies of the human microbiome and the environment are both characterizing key microbial interactions but appear to act independently from one another. The main purpose of the symposium is to assemble the leaders in the field of environmental microbial ecology and the human microbiome to stimulate interaction and collaboration. Session topics will address every aspect of the study of microbial communities, from microbial surveys, bioinformatics, transcriptomics, proteomics and community modeling. Each session will include speakers studying environmental communities and the human microbiome. The interactive nature of this symposium will spur collaborations and a better integration of these two similar fields of study.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 25

15:00—19:30
Registration
18:15—19:15
Refreshments
19:15—20:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
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Norman R. Pace, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Historical Perspective on Metagenomics: Sequence-Based Environmental Microbiology


SATURDAY, MARCH 26

07:00—08:00
Breakfast
08:00—11:15
Molecular Microbial Community Analyses
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* Rob Knight, University of Colorado, USA

Mitchell L. Sogin, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA
Long-Tailed Distributions in Microbial Communities

Susan V. Lynch, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Microbial Community Analysis Using the 16S rRNA PhyloChip

Jonathan A. Eisen, University of California, Davis, USA
Phylogenetic and Phylogenomic Approaches to Metagenomic Analysis

Joseph F. Petrosino, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Improving Approaches for Revealing Virus and Phage Communities in Healthy and Diseased Individuals

Gil Sharon, California Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: The Role of Microbes in Mating Preference in Drosophila Melanogaster

Xiaoxia Nina Lin, University of Michigan, USA
Short Talk: High-Throughput Co-Cultivation of Microbial Communities on a Chip

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing
11:00—
On Own for Lunch and Recreation
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available
17:00—19:00
Bioinformatic Analyses of Microbial Communities
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* Jonathan A. Eisen, University of California, Davis, USA

Patrick D. Schloss, University of Michigan, USA
Developing and Validating Tools for Computational Microbial Ecology

Rob Knight, University of Colorado, USA
Quantitative Insights into Microbial Ecology

Jed A. Fuhrman, University of Southern California, USA
Integrating Molecular and Environmental Data to Evaluate Community Patterns

W. Florian Fricke, Institute for Genome Sciences, USA
Short Talk: CloVR Platform and Protocols for Automated, Portable and Cloud Computing-Enabled Sequence Analysis

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

07:00—08:00
Breakfast
08:00—11:15
Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Communities
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* Trina D. McMahon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

John Heidelberg, University of Southern California, USA
Comparing Reference Genomes to Metagenomics

Peter J. Turnbaugh, Harvard University, USA
Developing a Metagenomic View of Drug Metabolism

Susannah G. Tringe, DOE Joint Genome Institute, USA
Diverse Lignocellulolytic Enzyme Sequences from a Microbial Community Actively Degrading Poplar Biomass

S. Dusko Ehrlich, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France
Association of Bacteria to Chronic Disease Revealed by the MetaHIT Consortium

Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Short Talk: Metabolic Reconstruction for Metagenomic Data and the Human Microbiome

Janet Jansson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: Soil-"Omics"

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing
11:00—
On Own for Lunch and Recreation
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available
17:00—19:00
Proteomics and Metatranscriptomics Analysis of Microbial Communities
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* Robert L. Hettich, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Trina D. McMahon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Omics-Driven Eco-Systems Biology of Poly P Accumulating Organisms in Waste Water Treatment

Gregory J. Dick, University of Michigan, USA
Tracking Microbial Dynamics Across Geochemical Gradients in the Deep Sea

Robert L. Hettich, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
A Proteogenomic Approach for Characterizing the Molecular Activities of Gut Microbiomes

Lilia Costa Carvalhais, University of Queensland, Australia
Short Talk: Transcriptional Profiling of Plant-Microbe Interactions in the Rhizosphere

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

MONDAY, MARCH 28

07:00—08:00
Breakfast
08:00—11:15
Microbial Community Dynamics I
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* Mitchell L. Sogin, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA

Brendan Bohannon, University of Oregon, USA
Ecological Theory and Microbial Community Dynamics

Angela D. Kent, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Disentangling Drivers of Aquatic Microbial Community Dynamics

Thomas Schmidt, Michigan State University, USA
Linking Structure and Function: The Value of 'Organismal Context'

Margaret A. Riley, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Bacterial Geneology: Not Dead Yet

Bart J.F. Keijser, TNO, Netherlands
Short Talk: Metagenomic Analysis of Nasopharyngeal Microflora; Diversity, Variability and Seasonal Effects

Joshua R. Herr, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Short Talk: Metagenomics of Soil Fungi Associated with Differing Forest Types

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing
11:00—
On Own for Lunch and Recreation
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available
17:00—19:00
Microbial Community Dynamics II
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* Vincent B. Young, University of Michigan, USA

David A. Relman, Stanford University, USA
Perturbation of the Human Microbiome: Unrest at Home

Zoe G. Cardon, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA
Soil: The Complex “Gut” of Terrestrial Ecosystems

K. Eric Wommack, University of Delaware, USA
Short Talk: Viral Metagenomics as an Educational Platform: Studying Virioplankton Diversity through Genes Encoding Chaperonins and Nucleotide Metabolism Proteins

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

07:00—08:00
Breakfast
08:00—11:00
Microbial Community Modeling: Toward a System Biology Understanding of Microbial Community
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* Patrick D. Schloss, University of Michigan, USA

David A. Stahl, University of Washington, USA
Adaptive Evolution of a Mutualistic Microbial Community

Jay P. Tiesman, Procter & Gamble, USA
Microbial Community Analysis from a Systems Biology Perspective

Michael Follows, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Modeling Marine Microbial Communities

Yu Chen, University of Michigan, USA
Short Talk: Metagenome-Wide Metabolic Network Modeling of Microbial Communities

Jesse R. Zaneveld, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Short Talk: Habitat Adaptation to the Gut Environment Alters Bacterial Genome Diversity

09:00—09:20
Coffee Break
11:00—
On Own for Lunch and Recreation
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available
17:00—19:00
The Human Microbiome: The Next Frontier to Understanding Health and Diseases
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* Jacques Ravel, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
The Temporal Dynamics of the Vaginal Microbiota in Reproductive Age Women

Julie A. Segre, NHGRI, National Institutes of Health, USA
Skin Microbiome in Health and Disease

Vincent B. Young, University of Michigan, USA
Clinical Aspects of Human Microbial Ecology

Brian Muegge, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Diet Drives Convergence of Gut Microbiome Functions across Diverse Mammalian Phylogeny and within Humans

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

 
Departure

*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:


Illumina, Inc.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

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We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 5R13DK084688-02




We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



Procter & Gamble Company


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