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
- Jonathan Eisen, UC Davis “DNA and the hidden world of microbes”
- Mark Underwood, UC Davis “Dysbiosis and necrotizing enterocolitis”
- Ruth Ley, Cornell University “Host-microbial interactions and metabolic syndrome”
- CLIMB 2010 cohort “Breast milk metabolism and bacterial coexistence in the infant microbiome”
- David Relman, Stanford University “Early days: assembly of the human gut microbiome during childhood"
- Bruce German, UC Davis
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.
Anyway - here is the storification: