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Microbial Communities as Drivers of Ecosystem Complexity
Organizer(s): Jacques Ravel, Vincent B. Young, Mitchell L. Sogin and Trina McMahon
Date: March 25 - 30, 2011
Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA
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.
Scholarship Deadline: November 23 2010
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 23 2010
Abstract Deadline: December 29 2010
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 25 2011
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Illumina, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Procter & Gamble Company
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
S. Karger AG - Journal of Molecular Microbiology & Biotechnology
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 5R13DK084688-02
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Program

Friday, March 25 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Foyer


Friday, March 25 | 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Refreshments
Room: Foyer


Friday, March 25 | 7:15PM - 8:30PM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 1 of 1
Norman R. Pace, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Historical Perspective on Metagenomics: Sequence-Based Environmental Microbiology

Saturday, March 26 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Summit Gallery


Saturday, March 26 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Microbial Community Analyses
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 1 of 7
* Rob Knight, University of California, San Diego, USA

Saturday, March 26 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Microbial Community Analyses
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 2 of 7
Mitchell L. Sogin, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA
Long-Tailed Distributions in Microbial Communities

Saturday, March 26 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Microbial Community Analyses
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 3 of 7
Susan V. Lynch, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Microbial Community Analysis Using the 16S rRNA PhyloChip

Saturday, March 26 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Microbial Community Analyses
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 4 of 7
Jonathan A. Eisen, University of California, Davis, USA
Phylogenetic and Phylogenomic Approaches to Metagenomic Analysis

Saturday, March 26 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Microbial Community Analyses
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 5 of 7
Joseph F. Petrosino, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Improving Approaches for Revealing Virus and Phage Communities in Healthy and Diseased Individuals

Saturday, March 26 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Microbial Community Analyses
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 6 of 7
Gil Sharon, California Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: The Role of Microbes in Mating Preference in Drosophila Melanogaster

Saturday, March 26 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Microbial Community Analyses
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 7 of 7
Xiaoxia Nina Lin, University of Michigan, USA
Short Talk: High-Throughput Co-Cultivation of Microbial Communities on a Chip

Saturday, March 26 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Foyer


Saturday, March 26 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Saturday, March 26 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Peaks 1-3


Saturday, March 26 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Peaks 1-3


Saturday, March 26 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Foyer


Saturday, March 26 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Bioinformatic Analyses of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 1 of 5
* Jonathan A. Eisen, University of California, Davis, USA

Saturday, March 26 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Bioinformatic Analyses of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 2 of 5
Patrick D. Schloss, University of Michigan, USA
Developing and Validating Tools for Computational Microbial Ecology

Saturday, March 26 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Bioinformatic Analyses of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 3 of 5
Rob Knight, University of California, San Diego, USA
Quantitative Insights into Microbial Ecology

Saturday, March 26 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Bioinformatic Analyses of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 4 of 5
Jed A. Fuhrman, University of Southern California, USA
Integrating Molecular and Environmental Data to Evaluate Community Patterns

Saturday, March 26 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Bioinformatic Analyses of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 5 of 5
W. Florian Fricke, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Short Talk: CloVR Platform and Protocols for Automated, Portable and Cloud Computing-Enabled Sequence Analysis

Saturday, March 26 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Peaks 1-3


Saturday, March 26 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Peaks 1-3


Sunday, March 27 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Summit Gallery


Sunday, March 27 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 1 of 7
* Trina D. McMahon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Sunday, March 27 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 2 of 7
John Heidelberg, University of Southern California, USA
Comparing Reference Genomes to Metagenomics

Sunday, March 27 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 3 of 7
Peter J. Turnbaugh, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Developing a Metagenomic View of Drug Metabolism

Sunday, March 27 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 4 of 7
Susannah G. Tringe, Joint Genome Institute, USA
Diverse Lignocellulolytic Enzyme Sequences from a Microbial Community Actively Degrading Poplar Biomass

Sunday, March 27 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 5 of 7
S. Dusko Ehrlich, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France
Association of Bacteria to Chronic Disease Revealed by the MetaHIT Consortium

Sunday, March 27 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 6 of 7
Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Short Talk: Metabolic Reconstruction for Metagenomic Data and the Human Microbiome

Sunday, March 27 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Communities
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 7 of 7
Janet K. Jansson, DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: Soil-'Omics'

Sunday, March 27 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Foyer


Sunday, March 27 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Sunday, March 27 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Peaks 1-3


Sunday, March 27 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Peaks 1-3


Sunday, March 27 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Foyer


Sunday, March 27 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Proteomics and Metatranscriptomics Analysis of Microbial Com
munities

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 1 of 5
* Robert L. Hettich, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Sunday, March 27 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Proteomics and Metatranscriptomics Analysis of Microbial Com
munities

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 2 of 5
Trina D. McMahon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Omics-Driven Eco-Systems Biology of Poly P Accumulating Organisms in Waste Water Treatment

Sunday, March 27 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Proteomics and Metatranscriptomics Analysis of Microbial Com
munities

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 3 of 5
Gregory J. Dick, University of Michigan, USA
Tracking Microbial Dynamics Across Geochemical Gradients in the Deep Sea

Sunday, March 27 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Proteomics and Metatranscriptomics Analysis of Microbial Com
munities

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 4 of 5
Robert L. Hettich, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
A Proteogenomic Approach for Characterizing the Molecular Activities of Gut Microbiomes

Sunday, March 27 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Proteomics and Metatranscriptomics Analysis of Microbial Com
munities

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 5 of 5
Lilia Costa Carvalhais, University of Queensland, Australia
Short Talk: Transcriptional Profiling of Plant-Microbe Interactions in the Rhizosphere

Sunday, March 27 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Peaks 1-3


Sunday, March 27 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Peaks 1-3


Monday, March 28 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Summit Gallery


Monday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbial Community Dynamics I
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 1 of 7
* Mitchell L. Sogin, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA

Monday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbial Community Dynamics I
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 2 of 7
Brendan Bohannon, University of Oregon, USA
Ecological Theory and Microbial Community Dynamics

Monday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbial Community Dynamics I
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 3 of 7
Angela D. Kent, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Disentangling Drivers of Aquatic Microbial Community Dynamics

Monday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbial Community Dynamics I
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 4 of 7
Thomas Schmidt, Michigan State University, USA
Linking Structure and Function: The Value of 'Organismal Context'

Monday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbial Community Dynamics I
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 5 of 7
Margaret A. Riley, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Bacterial Geneology: Not Dead Yet

Monday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbial Community Dynamics I
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 6 of 7
Bart J.F. Keijser, TNO, Netherlands
Short Talk: Metagenomic Analysis of Nasopharyngeal Microflora; Diversity, Variability and Seasonal Effects

Monday, March 28 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbial Community Dynamics I
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 7 of 7
Joshua R. Herr, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
Short Talk: Metagenomics of Soil Fungi Associated with Differing Forest Types

Monday, March 28 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Foyer


Monday, March 28 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Monday, March 28 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Peaks 1-3


Monday, March 28 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Peaks 1-3


Monday, March 28 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Foyer


Monday, March 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Microbial Community Dynamics II
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 1 of 4
* Vincent B. Young, University of Michigan, USA

Monday, March 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Microbial Community Dynamics II
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 2 of 4
David A. Relman, Stanford University, USA
Perturbation of the Human Microbiome: Unrest at Home

Monday, March 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Microbial Community Dynamics II
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 3 of 4
Zoe G. Cardon, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA
Soil: The Complex “Gut” of Terrestrial Ecosystems

Monday, March 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Microbial Community Dynamics II
Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 4 of 4
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

Monday, March 28 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Peaks 1-3


Monday, March 28 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: Peaks 1-3


Tuesday, March 29 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Summit Gallery


Tuesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Microbial Community Modeling: Toward a System Biology Unders
tanding of Microbial Community

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 1 of 6
* Patrick D. Schloss, University of Michigan, USA

Tuesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Microbial Community Modeling: Toward a System Biology Unders
tanding of Microbial Community

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 2 of 6
David A. Stahl, University of Washington, USA
Adaptive Evolution of a Mutualistic Microbial Community

Tuesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Microbial Community Modeling: Toward a System Biology Unders
tanding of Microbial Community

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 3 of 6
Jay P. Tiesman, Procter & Gamble, USA
Microbial Community Analysis from a Systems Biology Perspective

Tuesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Microbial Community Modeling: Toward a System Biology Unders
tanding of Microbial Community

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 4 of 6
Michael Follows, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Modeling Marine Microbial Communities

Tuesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Microbial Community Modeling: Toward a System Biology Unders
tanding of Microbial Community

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 5 of 6
Yu Chen, University of Michigan, USA
Short Talk: Metagenome-Wide Metabolic Network Modeling of Microbial Communities

Tuesday, March 29 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Microbial Community Modeling: Toward a System Biology Unders
tanding of Microbial Community

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 6 of 6
Jesse R. Zaneveld, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Short Talk: Habitat Adaptation to the Gut Environment Alters Bacterial Genome Diversity

Tuesday, March 29 | 9:00AM - 9:20AM
Coffee Break
Room: Foyer


Tuesday, March 29 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Tuesday, March 29 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Foyer


Tuesday, March 29 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Human Microbiome: The Next Frontier to Understanding Hea
lth and Diseases

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 1 of 4
* Jacques Ravel, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
The Temporal Dynamics of the Vaginal Microbiota in Reproductive Age Women

Tuesday, March 29 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Human Microbiome: The Next Frontier to Understanding Hea
lth and Diseases

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 2 of 4
Julie A. Segre, National Institutes of Health, USA
Skin Microbiome in Health and Disease

Tuesday, March 29 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Human Microbiome: The Next Frontier to Understanding Hea
lth and Diseases

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 3 of 4
Vincent B. Young, University of Michigan, USA
Clinical Aspects of Human Microbial Ecology

Tuesday, March 29 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Human Microbiome: The Next Frontier to Understanding Hea
lth and Diseases

Room: Peaks 4-5

Speaker 4 of 4
Brian Muegge, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Diet Drives Convergence of Gut Microbiome Functions across Diverse Mammalian Phylogeny and within Humans

Tuesday, March 29 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Peaks 1-3


Tuesday, March 29 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Peaks 1-3


Tuesday, March 29 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Peaks 1-3


Wednesday, March 30 | 10:25AM - 10:25AM
Departure


*Session Chair.