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This meeting took place in 2014

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Exploiting and Understanding Chemical Biotransformations in the Human Microbiome (D1)

Organizer(s) Peter J. Turnbaugh, Curtis Huttenhower and Michael A. Fischbach
April 1—6, 2014
Big Sky Resort • Big Sky, MT USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Dec 5, 2013
Abstract Deadline: Jan 9, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 5, 2013
Discounted Registration Deadline: Feb 3, 2014

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The aggregate genomes of the trillions of microorganisms associated with the human body, the gut microbiome, extend our own human metabolism through transforming our diet and xenobiotic compounds, including host-targeted drugs and antibiotics. Furthermore, our microbial consortia encode a diverse array of biosynthetic machinery, making them an ideal source of novel natural products. This conference explores the major challenges that are emerging from this new area of study: 1) The biotransformation and resistance to therapeutics; 2) The discovery of natural products from microorganisms, in the context of the human microbiome and other systems; 3) Computational approaches to understanding microbial metabolism and biosynthesis; 4) The potential for synthetic biology to engineer microbiomes; 5) Therapeutic approaches to manipulate the microbiome; 6) Host-microbial signaling mechanisms; and 7) The consequences of microbial biotransformations and toxicity on host health and disease. This conference should foster long-lasting collaborative partnerships between individuals with wide-ranging expertise from both academia and industry. It incorporates the introduction of state-of-the-art techniques to existing areas of research, along with an attempt to identify general biological themes that influence multiple areas of research.

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Keystone Symposia Fellows/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Travel Award

Blythe Elena Janowiak
St. Louis University, USA

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Scholarship Recipients

Vanessa A. Leone
University of Chicago, USA

Xue Liang
Merck ESC Cambridge, USA

Ana Elisa Martinez-del Campo
Harvard University, USA

Adam B. Roberts
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

Austin Yan
McMaster University, Canada

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Dominick J. Lemas
University of Florida College of Medicine, USA

Victoria Elizabeth Ruiz
New York University Medical Center, USA

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/National Institute on Aging (NIA) Scholarship Recipients

Rachel N. Carmody
Harvard University, USA

Aleksandar David Kostic
Broad Institute, USA

Julia Schwartzman
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Philip P. Strandwitz
Northeastern University, USA