Jonathan Eisen's Lab

10/27 – microBOOmes: UC Davis Genome Center Halloween Symposium on Microbiomes


Friday October 27, 2017

UC Davis Genome Center

Halloween Symposium on Microbiomes

GBSF 1005 and Lobby

Bring your pumpkins and costumes for prizes

Space will be provided for posters – please bring one and display

2017 GC Halloween Symposium-Flyer


8:30-8:55 Coffee and refreshments; Pumpkin and Poster set-up


8:55-9:00 Jonathan Eisen Opening Remarks


9:00-9:30 Dawn Sumner Ghostly landscapes where animals dare not tread: Phototrophic mats in ice-covered lakes, Antarctica
9:30-10:00 Christian Santos Medellin Tales from the underground: host-microbiome interactions across the soil-root continuum
10:00-10:30 Break


10:30-11:00 Angela Zivkovic Changes in Gut Microbiota Composition in Response to Eating a Mediterranean Diet vs. a Fast Food Diet


11:00-11:30 Philip Brooks Composition of gut microbiota affects C. jejuni-mediated inflammation and autoimmunity in murine models


11:30-1:00 Lunch and pumpkin voting & posters


1:00-2:00 Tanja Woyke – KEYNOTE TALK Targeting taxonomic ‘blind spots’ & functional traits via single-cell approaches


2:30-3:00 Ruihong Zhang Powerful Microbes and Biodigesters for Turning Waste into Energy


3:00-3:30 Eric Velazquez “Enterobacteriaceae underlie variation in susceptibility to infection.”


3:30-4:00 Matt Settles From amplicons to metagenomes, a Core facilities perspective of the biome


4:00-4:15 Closing remarks and announcements of winners