Fourth Quarter Microbiome Conferences Roundup


     
Are you looking for a good scientific microbiome research symposium? Over the next three months, you have six exciting microbiome conferences from which to choose.

Symposium Date Location
World Congress on Targeting Microbiota 2016 10/17/16 to 10/19/16 Paris, France
Gut Microbiome 2016 - An International Perspective 10/21/16 to 10/22/16 Manipal, India
Advancing Microbiome Research Symposium: Microbiome & Disease 11/03/16 Potomac, MD
International Human Microbiome Congress (IHMC) 11/9/16 to
11/11/16
Houston, TX
Advancing Microbiome Research Symposium: Microbiome & Disease 11/17/16 Chicago, IL
Microbial Communities: Modelling Meets Experiments 12/7/16 to 12/11/16 Heidelberg, Germany
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Breakdown of Microbiome Conferences

World Congress on Targeting Microbiota 2016

Organized by the International Society of Microbiota, the World Congress on Targeting Microbiota 2016 is a three-day meeting at the Institute Pasteur in Paris covering a variety of topics. Sessions include topics such as:
  • Recent advances and perspectives.
  • Microbiota and skin.
  • Microbiota interpretation and big data.
  • Challenges to controlling the diversity and quality of microbiota.

Gut Microbiome 2016

Gut Microbiome 2016, in Manipal, India, is a two-day microbiome conference with a more clinical focus. Disease areas covered include infectious disease, IBD and food-borne illness.

Advancing Microbiome Research Symposium: Microbiome and Disease

Can't make it to Paris or Manipal? On November 3, the Advancing Microbiome Research Symposium: Microbiome & Disease event in Potomac, MD, offers a packed, full-day agenda with 15 speakers. Keynote speaker Odile Engel of the US Food and Drug Administration will present a talk entitled "Microbiome, Disease and Therapeutics ".

The meeting includes a session on practical considerations for microbiome studies, with talks including:

  • Robert Beiko of Dalhousie University on "Common Assumptions and Pitfalls of Microbiome Analysis"
  • Aaron Ericsson of the University of Missouri on "Complex Microbiota Targeted Rederivation - A New Paradigm in Gnotobiology"

International Human Microbiome Congress

The sixth session of the International Human Microbiome Congress the first to be held in the United States. The organizers expect 600-700 scientists and researchers to attend.

The three-day schedule includes a plenary session on the frontiers of metagenomics medicine and sessions focusing on environmental crosstalk with the microbiome - taking microbiome science beyond the gut and host-microbiome interactions.

Advancing Microbiome Research Symposium: Microbiome & Disease

On Nov 17, the Advancing Microbiome Research Symposium: Microbiome & Disease in Chicago, IL, features a keynote presentation, "Sepsis and Microbiome" presented by Thomas Griffith of the University of Minnesota.

The session on metabolic disease & microbiome features:

  • "Effects of Food Matrix and Western Diet on Colorectal Cancer and Metabolism in C57BL/6 Mice" by Korry Hintze of Utah State University
  • "Dialogue Between Host Metabolism and Gut Microbiota" by David Alvarado of Washington University
  • "Exercise as a Lens to View the Microbiome and Intestinal Health" by Sara Campbell of Rutgers University
Additional sessions at the symposium will cover immunity & autoimmunity and cancer & the microbiome.

Microbial Communities: Modelling Meets Experiments

In December, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has organized a course entitled "Microbial Communities: Modelling Meets Experiments".

According to the EMBL:

"The course will introduce state-of-the art modeling and experimental tools for discovering and analyzing species interactions in microbial communities, with a particular focus on metabolic dependencies."

With attendance limited to a small group, the course offers hands-on practical work and close supervision by faculty.

There's such a variety of microbiome conferences to choose from, microbiome researchers are spoiled for choice this fall.