Harvard Chan Microbiome in Public Health Center

For information, please contact Nicole Levesque (levesque@hsph.harvard.edu, 617-432-4902)

More information is available on the main Symposium Page.

May 13, 2024
(All times below are EDT)
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Snyder Auditorium
Also available via Zoom

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome & Introduction
8:45 – 9:00 Opening Remarks
Andrea Baccarelli, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
9:00 – 10:00 Jun Yu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
“Gut microbiome in GI cancer progression”
10:00 – 10:30 Emily Vogtmann, National Cancer Institute
“Current and future directions for the study of the human oral microbiome and cancer risk”
10:30 – 10:45 Mirae Baichoo, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Understanding role of diet on microbiome injury and patient outcome for hospitalized Allo-HCT patients”
10:45 – 11:00 Alican Özkan, Wyss Institute at Harvard University
“Modulation of Acute Radiation Syndrome in Human Intestine by Gut Microbiome and a Probiotic Revealed using Organ Chips”
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:00 Robert Holt, BC Cancer Research Institute
“Can we vaccinate against the oncomicrobe Fusobacterium nucleatum?”
12:00 – 12:30 Francesco Asnicar, University of Trento
“Human gut microbiome as a tool in oncology”
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:15 Discussion panel: “Commercialization of Microbiome Science”
Participants: Damian Cabral (Merck), Anik Debnath (Tenza), Phil Strandwitz (Holobiome), Sabrina Yang (Empress Therapeutics), Koji Yasuda (Fast Track Initiative), Jeremy Wilkinson (PacBio)
2:15 – 2:30 Ana Nogal, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
“Mapping the gut microbiome signature along the colorectal adenoma-carcinoma continuum”
2:30 – 2:45 William Nickols, Harvard University
“Refining and extending generalized multivariate linear models for meta-omic discovery with MaAsLin 3”
2:45 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 3:45 Florencia McAllister, MD Anderson Cancer Center
“Gut-tumors microbial axis in pancreatic cancer and beyond”
3:45 – 4:45 Marcel van den Brink, City of Hope
“The role of the intestinal microbiome in cancer immunotherapy”
4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks
5:00 – 6:30 Poster Reception (also available online all day)