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Microbiome Symposium 2019

Amy Kistler


Amy Kistler


Monday, September 30, 2019


San Francisco, CA

Sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub in partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

The grand vision of microbiome research is to produce predictive models for the operation of the human gut ecosystem and to apply new insights and develop novel methods for human clinical studies and interventions. The Microbiome Symposium will feature 11 presentations by leading researchers from across the globe who are generating the data and tools necessary for such model and method development.

MON Monday

Sept 30


9:00 – 9:10 a.m.


9:10 – 9:30 a.m.

Tracking evolutionary dynamics within the gut microbiota

Kerwyn C. Huang, Stanford University

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Designing living diagnostics and therapeutics for the gut

Pamela Silver, Harvard University

10:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Diversity, stability and resilience in the human microbiome

David Relman, Stanford University

10:50 – 11:20 a.m.

Skin microbiome: bacteria, fungi and viruses

Julie Segre, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

11:20 – 11:40 a.m.

The importance of fungi in the microbiome

Alexander (Sandy) Johnson, University of California, San Francisco

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Gut microbiota genomes and the metabolites they produce

Justin Sonnenburg, Stanford University

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Structural variation in the gut microbiome associates with host health

David Zeevi, Rockefeller University

2:00 – 2:20 p.m.

Microbiome population genetics

Katherine Pollard, Gladstone Institutes/University of California, San Francisco

2:20 – 2:50 p.m.

Gut microbiome-brain connections in health and disease

Sarkis Mazmanian, California Institute of Technology

3:20 – 3:40 p.m.

Building and manipulating the microbiota

Michael Fischbach, Stanford University

3:40 – 4:00 p.m.

Precision medicine goes microscopic: zooming in on the gut microbiome and drug response

Peter Turnbaugh, University of California, San Francisco

Poster Session/Reception

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.