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
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”
10:50-11:50 Ruth Ley, Cornell University
“Host-microbial interactions and metabolic syndrome”
11:50-12:00 general discussion
1:00-2:00 CLIMB 2010 cohort
“Breast milk metabolism and bacterial coexistence in the infant microbiome”
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.