Harvard Chan Microbiome in Public Health Center

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

Register HERE!  More information is available on the main Symposium Page.

Monday, May 15, 2023
(All times below are EDT)
Joseph B Martin Center – Amphitheater
Also available via Zoom

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome & Introduction
8:45 – 9:00 Opening Remarks
Dyann Wirth, Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Diseases
Faculty Chair, Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS), Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
9:00 – 10:00 Rick Bushman, University of Pennsylvania
“The human virome in health and disease”
10:00 – 10:30 Jess Metcalf, Colorado State University
“A universal fungal and bacterial network decomposes nutrient-rich mammalian cadavers”
10:30 – 10:45 Emily Van Syoc, Pennsylvania State University
Mining metagenomes reveals gut mycobiome alterations with metformin and type 2 diabetes mellitus”
10:45 – 11:00 A.Delphine Tripp, Harvard University
“C. acnes phage predation in the healthy human skin microbiome”
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 11:45 Corinne Maurice, McGill University
“What’s phage gut to do with it? Contrasting gut phage-bacteria interactions in early-life and adulthood”
11:45 – 12:00 Haley Gause, University of California, San Francisco
“Cross-kingdom Interactions between Candida albicans and Enterococcus faecalis in the Gut Microbiome”
12:00 – 12:15 Diana Proctor, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health
“Candida auris and the great ESKAPE: the skin as a reservoir for multi-drug resistance and transmission”
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch Break
12:45 – 1:30 Lunchtime discussion panel: “Commercialization of microbiome science”
Participants: Matt Henn (Seres Therapeutics), Sou Miyake (Corundum Systems Biology), Michelle Rooks (Pfizer), Mariia Taguer (Merck), Jeremy Wilkinson (PacBio), Sabrina Yang (Empress Therapeutics)
1:30 – 2:30 Nikos Kyrpides, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
“Microbiome Data Science: from the Human Gut Microbiome to the Global Virome”
2:30 – 3:00 Melanie Schirmer, Technical University of Munich
“Inflammation-associated host-microbial interactions”
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 3:45 Rachel Dutton, University of California, San Diego
“Friends and Foes: Fungi as drivers of cheese microbiome interactions”
3:45 – 4:45 Joseph Petrosino, Baylor College of Medicine
“Revealing constituents of the virome and mycobiome for the benefit of human health”
4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks
5:00 – 6:30 Poster Reception (available online all day)


Thanks to our sponsors:

Corundum Systems Biology (CSB)