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This meeting took place in 2006



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Microbial Community Genomics in Animals and in the Environment (B5)


Organizer(s) Edward M. Rubin and Edward F. Delong
February 6—10, 2006
Granlibakken Tahoe • Tahoe City, California USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 6, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 31, 2005
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 6, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 6, 2005

Supported by The Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Through genomics we are presented for the first time with the opportunity to move beyond cultured single isolates of microbes exploring microbial communities in their natural environments. This meeting will focus on ways in which investigators are now adapting genomic tools and approaches to developing more realistic models for and insights into genome evolution, pathogenesis, speciation and a variety of other issues involving microbial communities of environmental and biomedical import. The meeting will highlight emerging technologies that should accelerate the variety and quality of useful data coming from metagenomic studies and computational approaches to its analysis. By enabling in-depth investigations into microbial communities that impact human health and the environment, microbial genomics is likely to contribute to treating diseases and managing the precious resources and processes that sustain life on this planet.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6

15:00—19:30
Registration

Pre-Function
19:30—21:30
Keynote Session
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Mountain
Norman R. Pace, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Microbial Diversity in the Era of Genomics

James M. Tiedje, Michigan State University, USA
Environmental Implications of Genomic Differences at a Fine Scale


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:00
Ocean Environments
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Mountain
* Edward F. Delong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Forest Rohwer, San Diego State University, USA
Metagenomic Analyses of Animal-Associated Viral and Microbial Communities

Michael Wagner, University of Vienna, Austria
Exploiting Metagenomics for Understanding the Biology of Environmental Chlamydia and Uncultured N-Cycle Bacteria

Penny Chisholm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Prochlorococcus: A Model System for Developing Cross-Scale Systems Biology

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Pre-Function
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Lake
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Lake
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre-Function
17:00—19:00
Computational Approaches to Metagenomics
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Mountain
* Peer Bork, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Functional differences in diverse metagenomics data: how to compare apples and oranges?

Victor Markowitz, National Energy Research Super Computing/LBNL, USA
Metagenome Data Management and Analysis: The IMG/M Experimental System

Stephan C. Schuster, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Phylotyping Metagenomes by Assessing Sequence Read Distributions

19:00—20:00
Dinner

Granhall
20:00—22:00
Poster Session 1

Lake
20:00—21:00
Social Hour

Lake

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:00
Technologies: Present and Future
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Mountain
* Stephen J. Giovannoni, Oregon State University, USA
Genome Streamlining in Cosmopolitan Oceanic Bacteria

Ger van den Engh, University of Washington, Institute for Systems Biology, USA
Cell Sorting, Single Cell Genome Analysis, and Marine Microbes

Richard T. Llewellyn†, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Short Talk: Mobile Elements, Trade Genes, and Protein function Prediction

Edward F. Delong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Community Genomics Reveals Ecological Trends in Stratified Microbial Assemblages in the Ocean’s Interior

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Pre-Function
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Lake
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Lake
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre-Function
17:00—19:00
Microbial Communities in Insects and Soil
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Mountain
* Edward M. Rubin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Philip Hugenholtz, Joint Genome Institute, USA
Microbial Communities and their Role in Biomass Conversion in the Termite Hindgut

Robert L. Hettich, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Community Proteomics Measurements Reveal Insight into a Natural Microbial Biofilm

Yijun Ruan†, University of Connecticut, USA
Short Talk: Metagenomic Analysis of Microbiota Associated with Human Body and Enviroments

Nancy A. Moran, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Comparative Genomics of Bacterial Endosymbionts

19:00—20:00
Dinner

Granhall
20:00—22:00
Poster Session

Lake
20:00—21:00
Social Hour

Lake

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:00
Animals and Microbial Communities
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Mountain
Peter J. Turnbaugh†, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: The Mouse Gut Microbiota and Obesity: Insights from Microbial Ecology and Metagenomics

* David A. Relman, Stanford University, USA
Microbial Communities, Metagenomics, and Medicine

Steven R. Gill, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, USA
Genomics of the Human Colonic Microbiome

Edward M. Rubin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: Neaderthal Genomics

Patrick O. Brown, Stanford University, USA
Exploring and Mapping the Microbial Ecosystem of the Human Body

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Pre-Function
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre-Function
17:00—19:00
Gene Flow in the Wild
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Mountain
* Philip Hugenholtz, Joint Genome Institute, USA

Cathy Chang, BioAlta, LLC., USA
Comparative Sequence and Functional Metagenomics to Study Microbial Consortia, Adaptation and Evolution of Gene Families

Victor Kunin†, Joint Genome Institute, USA
Shor Talk: Ecology of Activated Sludge

Jonathan A. Eisen, University of California, Davis, USA
Phylogenetic Anchors and Shotgun Environmental Sequencing

Howard Ochman, Yale University, USA
The Essence of Bacterial Genomes

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Lake
20:00—21:00
Dinner

Mountain/Lake Rooms
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Mountain/Lake Rooms

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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