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Microbiome: Chemical Mechanisms and Biological Consequences (C3)

Scientific Organizers: Dennis W. Wolan, Peter J. Turnbaugh and Emily P. Balskus


March 10—14, 2019

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Québec, Canada


Sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc.


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 20, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 20, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 6, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 16, 2019 [details]

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-C3 "Microbiome: Chemical Mechanisms and Biological Consequences" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On November 20, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 20, 2018 until January 27, 2019 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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November 20, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 16, 2019 945.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 16, 2019 1145.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 16, 2019 720.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 16, 2019 920.00 USD

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 20, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is December 6, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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Scholarship Deadline: November 20, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: December 6, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is November 20, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 16, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, March 10 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, March 14 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:15, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, March 15 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Foyer
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Av. Laurier

MONDAY, MARCH 11

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
08:00—08:30
Poster Setup

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
08:30—17:00
Poster Viewing

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/10/2019

Place du Canada
* Dennis W. Wolan, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Jon Clardy, Harvard Medical School, USA
From Correlation to Causation: Phenotypic Screening of the Human Gut Microbiome

09:30—12:00
Microbiome Biochemistry Insights and Innovations
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/10/2019

Place du Canada
* Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Emily P. Balskus, Harvard University, USA
Deciphering the Human Microbiota using Chemistry

Coffee Break

Elizabeth M. Nolan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Host Antimicrobial Peptide and Pathogen Interactions

Laura L. Kiessling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Glycans as Microbial IDs

Ana S. Luis, University of Michigan, USA
Short Talk: Sulfatases and Fucosidases Play Critical Roles in Mucin Utilization by Bacteroides

Ashley Wolf, Washington University, USA
Short Talk: Catabolism of a Maillard Reaction Product Drives Expansion of a Human Gut Commensal

12:00—13:00
Lunch

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
12:30—15:00
Poster Session 1

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
15:00—16:30
Workshop 1: Chemical Biological Methods in Microbiome Studies

Place du Canada
* Aaron W. Puri, University of Utah, USA

Laura J. Keller, Stanford University, USA
Manipulating Microbial Communities: Using Chemical Tools to Identify and Inhibit Serine Hydrolases in Commensal Bacteria

Parth Jariwala, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Activity-Based Protein Profiling of Gut Microbial Beta-Glucuronidases

Bastien Castagner, McGill University, Canada
Illuminating Glycan Consumers in the Human Gut Microbiota

Solenne Marion, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Microbial Bile Acid Transformations in vitro and in vivo

Xiaoguang Lei, Peking University, China
Chemoproteomic Profiling of Bile Acid Interacting Proteins

Mengzhao Xue, Yale University, USA
Characterization of Natural Colibactin Nucleobase Adducts by Tandem MS and Isotopic Labeling

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
17:00—19:00
Small Molecules in Host-Microbiome Crosstalk
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/10/2019

Place du Canada
* Jan Claesen, Cleveland Clinic, USA

Elaine Y. Hsiao, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Host-Microbiome Interactions via the Gut Serotonergic System

Lora V. Hooper, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Interactions among the microbiota, the immune system, and the circadian clock

Kenya Honda, School of Medicine, Keio University, Japan
Identification of Gut Bacterial Strains Involved in the Regulation of Host Physiological Functions

Robert Quinn, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Global Chemical Impacts of the Microbiome Include Novel Conjugated Bile Acids that Stimulate FXR

Sungwhan F. Oh, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Gut Symbiotic Alpha-Galactosylceramides: Molecular and Structural Characterization of Host Immunomodulatory Actions

19:00
On Own for Dinner


TUESDAY, MARCH 12

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
08:30—11:30
Microbiome Toxicology and Pharmacology
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/10/2019

Place du Canada
* Anna M. Seekatz, Clemson University, USA

Peter J. Turnbaugh, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Impact of the Human Gut Microbiome on Intestinal Drug Metabolism and Absorption

Shana Sturla, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Impact of the Human Gut Microbiome on Chemical Metabolism and Toxicity

Coffee Break

Athanasios Typas, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Mapping and Understanding the Interactions of Drugs and Gut Microbes

Libusha Kelly, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
The Microbial Ecology of Xenobiotic Metabolism

Yukuang Guo, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Short Talk: Commensal Gut Bacteria Convert Tacrolimus to Less Potent Metabolites

Orlando DeLeon, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Short Talk: Reutericyclin, a Specialized Metabolite of Lactobacillus Reuteri, Prevents Shifts in the Gut Microbiome and Abrogates Risperidone-Induced Weight Gain

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
17:00—19:00
Antibiotics and the Microbiome
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/10/2019

Place du Canada
* Harry Brumer, University of British Columbia, Canada

Kim Lewis, Northeastern University, USA
Growth Factors and Selective Antibiotics for the Microbiome

Gerry D. Wright, McMaster University, Canada
Antibiotic and Anticancer Drug Resistance in the Human Microbiome

Gautam Dantas, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Predicting and Combatting Biotic and Abiotic Disruptions to Diverse Microbiomes

Jemila C. Kester, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: Host-Dependent Effects of Antibiotics in C. Difficile Infection

Damien J. Cabral, Brown University, USA
Short Talk: Potential Role of Polysaccharide Utilization in the Response of the Gut Microbiome to Antibiotics

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
08:30—11:30
Microbiome Enzyme Discovery and Characterization
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/10/2019

Place du Canada
* Emily P. Balskus, Harvard University, USA

Dennis W. Wolan, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Functional Probes and Microbiome Metaproteomics

Aaron T. Wright, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Probe-Enabled Selective Profiling of Functionally Active Subpopulations and Enzymes in the Gut Microbiome

Coffee Break

Andrew L. Goodman, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Disentangling Host and Microbiome Contributions to the Production of a Toxic Drug Metabolite

Michi Taga, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Decoding Nutritional Interactions in Microbiomes

Abigail Sloan Devlin, Harvard Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Bacterial Modification of Bile Acids Alters Host Metabolism

Catherine Robinson, University of Oregon, USA
Short Talk: SpdE, A Novel Amino Acid-Sensing Diguanylate Cyclase, Modulates Bacterial Motility to Facilitate Transmission within a Host-Microbe System

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
15:00—16:30
Workshop 2: Roles of Pharmaceutical Industry in Microbiome Research

Place du Canada
* Peter J. Turnbaugh, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Nathaniel D. Chu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics of Fecal Transplant in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients, from Microbes to Molecules

John Eid, Whole Biome Inc., USA
Development of a Synbiotic Formulation for Metabolic Syndrome

Vincent Thomas, BIOASTER, Microbiology Technology Institute, France
Targeted Culturomics: High-Throughput Sorting and Cultivation of Commensal Bacterial Species from Fecal Microbiota

Christopher Liu, Kaleido Biosciences, Inc., USA
Developing a Drug Discovery Platform to Target Gut Microbiota-Associated Ammonia Production

Frank Schuren, TNO, Netherlands
I-Screen: In vitro Platform to Study Human Gut Microbiota Induced Metabolism of Parent Drugs and their Metabolites

Jonathan W. Kotula, Caribou Biosciences, USA
CRISPR-Based Genome Editing for Microbiome Engineering

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
17:00—19:00
Emerging Technologies and Applications
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/10/2019

Place du Canada
* Meredith Hullar, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA

Joel Kralj, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
The Role of Bacterial Electrophysiology

Ashleigh B. Theberge, University of Washington, USA
Studying Cell Signaling in Complex Environments using Open Microfluidic Models

Rustem F. Ismagilov, California Institute of Technology, USA
Biophysics, Dynamics, Quantitative Analysis and Visualization of Gut Mucosal Microbial Communities

Per Malkus, Duke University, USA
Short Talk: Genetic Analysis of Mucin Metabolism and Host Colonization in Akkermansia Muciniphila

Fangchao Song, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: A Droplet-Based High-Throughput Method to Reveal Microbial Interactions in Complex Microbial Community

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
08:30—11:30
Microbiome-Based Natural Products
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/10/2019

Place du Canada
* Marie-Claire Arrieta, University of Calgary, Canada

Mohammad R. Seyedsayamdost, Princeton University, USA
Inducing Silent Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in Diverse Bacteria Using Low Doses of Antibiotics

Katherine P. Lemon, Forsyth Institute, USA
Cutibacterium Acnes Antibiotic Production Shapes Niche Competition in the Human Skin Microbiome at the Level of Individual Hair Follicles

Coffee Break

Mohamed S. Donia, Princeton University, USA
Small Molecule-Mediated Interactions in the Human Microbiome

Anne E. Osbourn, John Innes Centre, UK
Plant Metabolic Clusters – From Genetics to Genomics

Caleb Fischer, Vanderbilt University, USA
Short Talk: A Predator-Prey System for Natural Product Discovery

Fang-Yuan Chang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: In vitro Substrate Combinatorics for Genome-Mining-Based Characterization of Human Gut Clostridia Chemical Modulators

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
17:00—19:00
Synthetic and Systems Microbial Ecology
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/10/2019

Place du Canada
Pamela A. Silver, Harvard Medical School, USA
Designing Diagnostics and Therapeutics for the Gut Microbiome

Adam P. Arkin, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Physiological and Genetic Dissection of Microbial Interactions in Subcommunities of Human and Environmental Microbiomes

Danielle Tullman-Ercek, Northwestern University, USA
Exploring the Role of Compartmentalization and Secretion on Salmonella Survival in the Gut

Max Villa, Duke University, USA
Short Talk: Massively Parallel Culture of the Human Gut Microbiome Reveals Differences in the Prevalence of Fiber-Degrading Microbes across Individuals

Darryl Wesener, Washington University, USA
Short Talk: Synthetic Food Particles to Identify Bioactive Glycans in Foods that Modulate Gut Microbiota Structure/Function

19:00—19:15
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/10/2019

Place du Canada
19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Square Dorchester/Parc Mont Royal

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

 
Departure


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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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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Merck & Co., Inc.

We gratefully acknowledge additional support from these exhibitors at this conference:

Anaerobe Systems Diversigen
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