The Human Microbiome: Ecology and Evolution
joint with Novel Approaches Against Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance
Scientific Organizers: Ruth E. Ley, Alejandro Reyes and C. Jessica Metcalf
Date: February 13 - 16, 2022
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
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This Keystone meeting will explore the evolutionary and ecological forces shaping the interplay between the human host and microbiome. The microbiome is implicated in a widening set of disease conditions, yet many questions remain as to how its diversity and composition are assembled and maintained. Here we take on the topic of the microbiome across scales, integrating the latest understanding of human microbiome diversity across time and space, and delving into the molecular interactions that shape the associations. Aim1: to understand how movement of human populations, past and present, shape patterns of microbiome diversity. Aim2: to decipher evolutionary dynamics linking microbiota to the human host. Aim3: to understand the co-evolution of humans with the microbiome at level of interactions at the molecular scale. Aim3: to assess how interactions between host and microbiome can be harnessed for health. Through integration of patterns, processes and theory derived from human and non-human systems, attendees will gain an integrated view of microbiome diversity across modern human populations, and their interactions in host health.
Scholarship Deadline: October 28 2021 details
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