MEDx-IBIEM Joint Symposium: Frontiers in Microbiome Dynamics and Engineering


Date: March 10, 2017

Searle Conference Center Lecture Hall
Seeley G. Mudd Building
Duke University, Durham, NC

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Symposium Schedule

8:30 am – Registration

9:00-10:10 am – Session 1:

Engineering the Soil Microbiome for Bioremediation
Claudia Gunsch, Theodore S. Kennedy Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke Unversity

Genetic Dissection of Complex Traits in Genetically Intractable Microbes
Raphael Valdivia, Associate Professor and Vice Dean for Basic Science, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, School of Medicine, Duke University

Chemical Communication in the Soil Microbiome
Elizabeth Shank, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 
10:30-11:30 am – Session 2:

Bayesian Network Modeling for Environmental Health Applications
Mark Borsuk, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University
  

From Codons to Communities: Untangling the Tangle
Scott Harrison, Assistant Professor of Biology, North Carolina A&T University 

The Art of War Against Bacterial Pathogens
Lingchong You, Paul Ruffin Scarborough Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University


11:30-1:00 Lunch and Poster Session


1:00-1:50 pm– Keynote 1:
Plant Microbiota and the Plant Immune System
Jeff Dangl, HHMI Investigator and John N. Couch Professor, Biology Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 
2:00-3:00 pm – Session 3:
High-Throughput Heterologous Microbial Combinatorial Biosynthesis of Natural Product Analogues Using Dynamic Metabolic Control
Zhixia Ye, Postdoctoral Associate in Michael Lynch's Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Targeted Bacterial Restoration of Colonization Resistance Against C. difficile in the Gastrointestinat Tract
Casey Theriot, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University

Manipulating Human Gut Microbiota
Lawrence David, Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, School of Medicine, Duke University

3:20-4:20 pm – Keynote 2:
The Social and Policy Systems Surrounding Emerging Biotechnologies, Microbes and the Environment
Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-NC GSK Foundation Distinguished Professor School of Public and International Affairs, North Carolina State University