Sunday, March 02, 2014

Save the dates / preliminary program for Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes Meeting

UPDATE 3/13/14 - Official Web Site now up

Preliminary information for the The Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes - which is going to be great (note - I am on the planning committee) is below.  Registration information and Abstract Submission details will be coming soon.

Preliminary Program of Confirmed Speakers
Lake Arrowhead International Microbial Genomics Conference
September 14-18, 2014

Keynote Speaker: 
  • Julia A. Segre, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD (skin microbiome; tracking outbreaks through genomic sequencing)
Mirobial Communities I: Microbiomes
  • Peter Turnbaugh, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (human microbiome)
  • Noah Fierer, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (human microbiome; soil microbial communities)
  • Sarkis K. Mazmanian, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (gastrointestinal microbiota)
  • Andrew Goodman, Microbial Diversity Institute, Yale University, West Haven, CT (human microbiome; pathogens)
Microbial Communities II, Metagenomics, Biodiversity, Natural Products, Evolution
  • Nancy Moran, University of Texas, Austin Texas (Symbiosis between multicellular hosts and microbes)
  • Tanja Woyke, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA (metagenomics; single cell genomics)
  • Eric J. Alm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (evolution of microorganisms)
  • Michael Fischbach, UCSF, San Francisco, CA (Insights from a global analysis of secondary metabolism: Small molecules from the human microbiota)
  • Jessica Green, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (metagenomics; built environment)
  • Karyna Rosario Cora, University of South Florida, St. Peterburg, FL (Exploring the viral world through metagenomics)
  • Susannah Green Tringe, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA (Microbial communities and the carbon cycle)
  • Nicole Perna, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Evolution of the response to oxygen availability in enterobacteria: a complex trait in a model family)
  • Katie Pollard, UCSF, San Francisco, CA (Metagenomics; evolutionary genomics)
  • Jenna Morgan Lang, University of California, Davis, CA (Citizen microbiology)
Pathogens, Antibiotic Resistance
  • Julian Parkhill, Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK (genomics of pathogens; tracking outbreaks through genomic sequencing)
  • Lance B. Price, George Washington University, Washington, D. C. (foodborneurinary tract infection studies)
  • Gautam Dantas, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (reservoirs of antibiotic resistance)
  • Jeffrey T. Foster, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ (genomic epizootiology of white-nose syndrome in bats)
  • Timothy D. Read, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (S. aureus antibiotic resistance genomics)
  • Evgeni Sokurenko, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Pathoadaptive mutations in microbial genomes)
  • Jennifer Gardy, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada (Genomics and epidemiology)
  • Ashlee Earl, The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, MA (Pathogen and Comparative Genomics)
Systems Biology, Metabalomics, Synthetic Biology
  • Fiona Brinkman, Simon Fraser University, Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Using genomics and network analysis to characterize disease outbreaks)
  • Mallory Embree, University of California, San Diego, CA (Deciphering dynamic community interaction using systems biology)
  • Fuzhong Zhang, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (producing biofuels and pharmaceuticals with synthetic biology)
  • Sri Kosuri, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (synthetic biology, TBA)
  • Michele C. Chang, University of California, Berkeley, CA (expanding fluorine chemistry of living systems by genetic engineering)

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