Coming Monday at #UCDavis "The Infant Gut Microbiome: Prebiotics, Probiotics, & Establishment"

Just a little announcement here.  There is a symposium tomorrow at UC Davis organized by a undergraduates in the CLIMB program.  CLIMB stands for “Collaborative Learning at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology (CLIMB)” and is a program that emphasizes hands-on training using mathematics and computation to answer state-of-the-art questions in biology.  A select group of undergraduates participate in the program and this summer the students had to do some sort of modelling project.  Somehow I managed to convince them to do work on human gut microbes.  And they have done a remarkable job.

As part of their summer work, they organized a symposium on the topic and their symposium takes place tomorrow.  Details are below.

The Infant Gut Microbiome: Prebiotics, Probiotics, & Establishment

Monday, 12 September 2011, 9am-4pm

Life Sciences 1022

UC Davis

9:00-9:10 Introduction

9:10-9:40 Jonathan Eisen, UC Davis

“DNA and the hidden world of microbes”

9:40-10:40 Mark Underwood, UC Davis

“Dysbiosis and necrotizing enterocolitis”

10:40-10:50 break

10:50-11:50 Ruth Ley, Cornell University

“Host-microbial interactions and metabolic syndrome”

11:50-12:00 general discussion

12:00-1:00 lunch

1:00-2:00 CLIMB 2010 cohort

“Breast milk metabolism and bacterial coexistence in the infant microbiome”

2:00-2:10 break

2:10-3:10 David Relman, Stanford University

“Early days: assembly of the human gut microbiome during childhood”

3:10-3:40 Bruce German, UC Davis

3:40-4:00 next steps

The only major issue for me is I am losing my voice.  So we will see how this goes.  Though I note I have gotten some very sage advice on how to treat my voice problem via the magic of twitter.  If I do not collapse I will also be tweeting/posting about the other talks during the day.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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