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Joint meeting with: The Microbiome: From Mother to Child

Harnessing the Microbiome for Disease Prevention and Therapy

January 18-20, 2021 | 10:00AM EST | 3:00PM UTC | 4:00PM CET*
*Program is in development and subject to change


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Our understanding of the microbiome is advancing rapidly, and continues to productively move through the discovery phase, with numerous correlations being established between specific commensal microbes or microbiota compositions and a wide range of diseases that includes infections, inflammatory conditions, metabolic disease, autoimmunity and neurologic syndromes. The initial discovery of these potentially important correlations has led many laboratories around the world to probe the molecular mechanisms that form the causal link between specific commensal microbes and disease development, progression and resolution. Although there have been great advances, culturing many of the prevalent and metabolically active obligate anaerobic commensals remains a challenge. Exciting advances, however, are emerging from laboratories developing tools to genetically manipulate key commensal organisms, facilitating experimental studies that are identifying the small, bioactive molecules they produce, some of which have therapeutic potential. Studies of the impact of bacteriophage on the microbiota also suggest that they may have therapeutic potential. This Keystone conference will focus on recent advances that demonstrate, at the cellular and molecular level, the impact of the microbiota and its products on disease susceptibility/resistance, with an emphasis on microbial and host metabolism, inter-microbial interactions and the amelioration of diseases.

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Regular Registration Rate: $275 USD
Student Registration Rate: $150 USD


Abstract Submission
‣ For Short Talk Consideration: Passed
‣ For Poster Booth: Passed
ePoster / SciTalk Submission: January 7, 2021
Financial Aid Application: Passed

*Please note, abstract submission is required
in order to submit an ePoster and/or Scitalk


Program Details

Speaking at this eSymposia

Emily P. Balskus

Harvard University, USA

Paul L. Bollyky

Stanford University, USA

Laurie E. Comstock

Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA

Mohamed S. Donia

Princeton University, USA

Michael A. Fischbach

Stanford University, USA

Wendy S. Garrett

Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Andrew L. Goodman

Yale School of Medicine, USA

Jeffrey I. Gordon

Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Chun-Jun Guo

Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

Colin Hill

University College Cork, Ireland

Kenya Honda

Keio University School of Medicine, Japan

Lora V. Hooper

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Ivaylo I. Ivanov

Columbia University, USA

Bana Jabri

University of Chicago, USA

Denise M. Monack

Stanford University, USA

Kiran Patil

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany

Manuela Raffatellu

University of California, San Diego, USA

Seth Rakoff-Nahoum

Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Cynthia L. Sears

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Kimberley Seed

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Melody Smith

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Bärbel Stecher

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Alan Walker

University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Ramnik Xavier

Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Laurence Zitvogel

Institut Gustave Roussy, France


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