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Southern California Microbiome Symposium

Title: Southern California Microbiome Symposium
Event Date: 9/20/2019 - 9/20/2019
Event Time: 10:00 am
Event End: 5:00 pm

Calit2 Building Auditorium


7th Annual Southern California Microbiome Symposium: Connections to the Environment and Health


10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

10:15 a.m. Jack Gilbert, UC San Diego

The airborne microbiome: An Environment – Human health nexus

10:50 a.m. Holly Bik, UC Riverside

Characterizing the marine sediment microbiome: From global patterns to host-associated trends

11:25 a.m. Alejandra Rodriguez, UC Irvine

Evolution destabilizes pairwise interactions in synthetic communities exposed to a fluctuating environment

LUNCH BREAK (provided)

1:00 p.m. Magda Barbu, Armata Pharmaceuticals

Applying traditional drug development approaches to phage therapy


1:35 p.m. Martha Clokie, University of Leicester

The taming of C. difficile phages to prevent and treat infection

2:10 p.m. Elizabeth Bess, UC Irvine

Gut reactions: Using chemistry to uncover functions of the human microbiome


3:30 p.m. David Mills, UC Davis

A naturally evolved system to enrich a functional microbiome: The wonders of mammalian milk

4:05 p.m. Shaista Malik, UC Irvine

Microbiome testing for integrative health



The seventh annual microbiome symposium is co-hosted by UCI's Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Calit2, Zymo and the UCI Microbiome Initiative.