September 4 Sep 4
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Wed

The Fourth Annual Stanford Microbiome Summit


The Stanford Center for Human Microbiome Studies is pleased to announce the fourth annual Stanford Microbiome Summit. This one-day conference aims to foster collaboration and build a local community within microbiome academic laboratories across Stanford campus and the Bay Area. This highly interactive meeting will feature talks, panel discussions, and a poster session and provide a platform to discuss recent advances, current challenges, and new methods to understand our microbial world. By spanning multiple scales, ecological environments, and hosts, we bring together experts in environmental microbiology, human health, and new approaches to microbiome research.

Featuring Peter Turnbaugh, Michael R. Howitt, Paul Bollyky, Eoin Brodie, Anne Dekas, Dylan Dodd, Susan Lynch, Aida Habtezion, Denise M. Monack.

•• The Microbiome Summit is made possible through the generous support of Nilita and Vivek Paul ••


Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305

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Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

326 Galvez Street
Stanford CA, 94305
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8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Poster Set-Up

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome Remarks: Justin Sonnenburg & Vivek Paul

9:15 am - 10:45 am              

Session 1, Host-Microbiome Interface

9:15 am - 9:40 am

Peter Turnbaugh:“Towards editing the human gut microbiome”

9:45 am - 10:10 am

Michael R. Howitt: “Transkingdom interactions in the microbiota shape mucosal immunity” 

10:15 am - 10:40 am

Paul Bollyky: “The impact of bacteriophage on chronic bacterial infections”

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session 2, Ecology of Environmental Microbiomes

11:00 am - 11:25 am

Eoin Brodie: “Traits and niche adaptation of soil microorganisms”

11:30 am - 11:55 am

Anne Dekas: “Lessons from the Marine Microbiome”

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

Dylan Dodd: “Metabolic pathways in the human microbiome”

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 3, Microbiome in Infection and Disease

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Susan Lynch: “Neonatal Gut Microbiome as a Predictor and Promoter of Childhood Allergic Asthma”

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Aida Habtezion: “Microbes and their metabolites in health and GI diseases”

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Denise M. Monack: “The battles between our gut microbiota and Salmonella”

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Closing Remarks: David Relman

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Poster Session & Reception




Please contact Sean Spencer for any questions regarding the Summit.