November 2021

The meeting was on:

Atlantic: NOVEMBER 9th 2021
PACIFIC: NOVEMBER 11th 2021

Premier Session
Atlantic

Time:

9th NOVEMBER: 
🇺🇸 10.00am New York
🇬🇧 15.00pm London
🇯🇵 00.00am Tokyo (on 10th November)

Second Session
Pacific

Time:

11th NOVEMBER
🇺🇸 
20.30pm New York (10th of November)
🇬🇧  1.30am London
🇯🇵  10.30am Tokyo

 

THE MAIN SPEAKER WILL GIVE THE TALK TWICE LIVE!

COMPLETE PROGRAM TO BE ANNOUNCED!

KEYNOTE TALK

The Human Virome in Health and Disease

Abstract:
Viruses are the numerically most abundant biological entities on Earth. The lecture will review approaches for studying the human-associated virome. The lecture will overview results from the field, then focus on two recent studies. The first characterizes the mechanism of colonization of human neonates by viruses. Neonates begin life sterile, but by one month virus-like particles are detectable in stool at a billion per gram. Multiple research strategies show that prophage induction provides a first wave of viral colonization. Viruses that grow on human cells appear later, and abundance of these viruses are negatively associated with breast feeding. Thus colonization of the gut of neonates appears to be step-wise, first by prophages induced from pioneer bacteria, and secondly by viruses infecting human cells, which is inhibited by breastfeeding. The second reports on studies of the virome dark matter, and the identification a new family of human-associated oro respiratory viruses recovered from the viral dark matter, named Redondoviruses.

prof Frederic D. Bushman

Frederic Bushman is a Professor of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bushman received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and English from Amherst College.  He received his PhD in cellular and developmental biology from Harvard University. His research focuses on host/microbe interactions, with specific projects focusing on the human microbiome, HIV pathogenesis, and human genome therapy.  Many recent projects in the laboratory involve developing new methods for studying microbiology using deep sequencing and bioinformatics. Dr. Bushman has published over 200 papers and two books.

CV:
THE LAB:

SELECTED TALKS

Castalagin, a natural polyphenol, exerts antitumor activity and circumvents anti-PD-1 resistance through effects on the gut microbiome

Meriem Messaoudene

CRCHUM University of Montreal

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Characterizing microbial community viability with RNA-based high-throughput sequencing

Ya Wang

Harvard University

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Longitudinal disease-associated gut microbiome differences in infants with early food allergic manifestations

Moran Yassour

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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HIGHLIGHTS

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Engineering Genetically Intractable Bacteria: Targeted elimination of restriction-modification motifs in plasmid sequences with the SyngenicDNA Tool Generator (SyToGen)

Gianmarco Piccinno

University of Trento

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Microbiota links to neural dynamics supporting threat processing

Caitlin Hall

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

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Healthy urogenital microbiome as a source of putative uropathogenic strains - Escherichia coli in the spotlight

Magdalena Ksiezarek

UCIBIO – Applied Molecular Biosciences Unit, REQUIMTE, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Biological Sciences, Laboratory of Microbiology, University of Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal

Associate Laboratory i4HB – Institute for Health and Bioeconomy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal

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Microdiversity of the Vaginal Microbiome in Preterm Birth

Jingqiu Liao

Columbia University

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Rapid and accurate identification of ribosomal RNA sequences using deep learning

Zhi-Luo Deng

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

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A Microbiome Restoration Strategy Modulates the Gut Microbiome and Metabolic Markers in Healthy Adults

Fuyong Li

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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OPEN-ACCESS PAPER HIGHLIGHT

Large-scale genome-wide analysis links lactic acid bacteria from food with the gut microbiome

Edoardo Pasolli

Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Portici, Italy

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Integrating taxonomic, functional, and strain-level profiling of diverse microbial communities with bioBakery 3

Francesco Beghini

University of Trento

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