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The goal of the IHMC is to work under a common set of principles and policies to study and understand the role of the human microbiome in the maintenance of health and causation of disease and to use that knowledge to improve the ability to prevent and treat disease. The Consortium’s efforts are focused on generating a shared comprehensive data resource that will enable investigators to characterize the relationship between the composition of the human microbiome (or of parts of the human microbiome) and human health and disease.

IHMC 2018 (June 26-28) is a platform to highlight the latest advances and challenges in microbiome research from discovery to delivery. The event will cover a wide range of themes including: Microbiota for molecules and therapeutics, Live Biotherapeutics, Microbiome-host interactions, Analyzing microbiome and host data, Diseases including Cancer, HIV & IBD.

Confirmed speakers:

Rob Knight

Rob Knight is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, with an additional appointment in the Department of Computer Science, at the University of California San Diego.

Colin Hill

Colin Hill is a Professor of Microbial Food Safety in the School of Microbiology at University College Cork, Ireland and a Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute.

Emily Vogtmann

Emily Vogtmann is a Research Fellow in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics at the National Cancer Institute.

Eran Segal

Eran Segal is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

John Cryan

John F. Cryan is Professor & Chair, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork and a Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute.

Julie Segre

Julie Segre is a Senior Investigator, Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch, at The National Human Genome Research Institute.

Sarkis Mazmanian

Sarkis Mazmanian is a medical microbiologist at the California Institute of Technology since 2006, and is currently the Louis & Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering.

Susan V Lynch

Dr. Lynch is an Associate Professor of Medicine, at the University of California San Francisco, where she also Directs the Microbiome Research Core and acts as Associate Director of the Microbiome in Inflammatory Disease Program.

Matthew Henn

Matthew Henn is the Senior Vice President and Head of Drug Discovery & Bioinformatics of Seres.

Alex Stevenson

Alex Stevenson is the Chief Scientific Officer on the Board of Directors for 4D Pharma PLC.

Cisca Wijmenga

Cisca is Professor of Human Genetics at University College Groningen.

Chaysavanh Manichanh

Chaysavaahn is the head of the Metagenomics Lab, Department of Physiology and Physiopathology, Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), in Barcelona.

Christian Jobin

Christian is the Professor of Medicine and Program Leader, Cancer Microbiota & Host Response, UF Health Cancer Center
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutritional the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Elhanan Borenstein

Elhanan is Associate Professor of Genome Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington.

Eric Pamer

Eric is the Head of the Division of Subspecialty Medicine andEnid A. Haupt Chair in Clinical Investigation at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, New York.

Janet Jansson

Janet Jansson is the Division Director of Biological Sciences at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). She is also PNNL’s sector manager for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research’s Biological Systems Science Division.

Kjersti Aagaard

 Kjersti is an Associate Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Rochellys Diaz Heitz

Rochellys is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

Liping Zhao

Prof Liping Zhao is currently a professor for microbiology and associate dean for School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is also the leader for the functional Metagenomics platform in Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine.

Catherine Lozupone

Dr. Lozupone is in the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine in the Department of Medicine, and is additionally core faculty in the Computational Biosciences Program and adjunct faculty in the Department of Microbiology.

Emily Balskus

Emily is currently the Morris Kahn Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. She is also an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, a Faculty Associate of the Microbial Sciences Initiative at Harvard, and a member of the Harvard Digestive Diseases Center.

Frederic Bushman

Frederic is the William Maul Measey Professor in Microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

GwangPyo Ko

GwangPyo is Professor of Environmental Health Microbiology Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University.

Ines Thiele

Ines is Associate professor in Systems Biomedicine in the University of Luxembourg.

Joel Dore

Joël Doré is an INRA research director. He is also a co-director of the very large Joint Research Unit for Food and Gut Microbiology for Human Health and the scientific director of MetaGenoPolis.

Laurie Comstock

Laurie Comstock is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School with a primary appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Manuela Raffatellu

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at the School of Medicine, University of California.

Mark Morrison

Mark is Chair in Microbial Biology and Metagenomics at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute.

Max Nieuwdorp

Max is Professor of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam.

Peer Bork

Peer is Senior scientist and group leader, head of unit for Structural and Computational Biology and Strategic Head of Bioinformatics, at the EMBL Heidelberg and Visiting group leader at the MDC, Berlin-Buch.

Yolanda Sanz

Senior Researcher of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) and head of the Research Group on Microbial Ecophysiology and Nutrition, Associated Professor of Human Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Valencia, and Expert of the Panel of Nutrition, Dietetic Products and Allergies (NDA) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Lee Jones

Lee Jones is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of Rebiotix, a results-oriented biotechnology company revolutionizing the treatment of challenging gastrointestinal diseases by harnessing the power of the human microbiome.

Curtis Huttenhower

Curtis is an Associate Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard University School of Public Health.

Isabelle de Cremoux

Isabelle is CEO and Managing Partner and leads the Life Sciences team.

E. Scott Stibitz

Dr. Stibitz is an expert evaluator of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation related investigational new drug (IND) applications at the FDA.

Mike Surette

Michael Surette’s Laboratory’s primary area of research investigates the role of normal flora-pathogen interactions in health and disease in the area of respiratory infections with a focus in cystic fibrosis.

Jun Wang

Dr. Jun Wang, Founder and CEO of iCarbonX. Dr. Wang earned a bachelor’s degree in artificial intelligence and a Ph.D. in bioinformatics from Peking University.

Martin Antonio

Professor Martin Antonio is the leader of the molecular biology group at the MRC Unit The Gambia and was recently awarded an honorary professorship at the Division of Microbiology & Immunity, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK.

Katrine Clement

Prof Karine Clément is full professor of Nutrition, Division of Cardiometabolism, Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital and at Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie university in Paris.

Lanjuan Li

Professor Lanjuan Li is a member of CAE (Chinese Academy of Engineering) and Professor/Chief Physician of Infectious Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine.

Further agenda details to follow.