Workshop

Our goals for this focused workshop are to discuss human microbiome research in a global health context, and to form and strengthen research ties between Cornell and international scientists to propel research at this intersection.  We also aim to do this while providing a unique learning environment in which participants can learn from each other.

 

Topic-specific sessions will allow Cornell presenters & international participants to share their research and will include ample time for brainstorming and discussion. Participants will also learn about technological and engineering tools in microbiome research, and bioinformatics approaches for data analysis. Panel discussions will center around the challenges of international collaborations, ethical issues, and ideas to build a global microbiome consortium. Finally, the schedule weaves in opportunities to network and socialize.

MONDAY, AUGUST 6 

6:30 PM 

Welcome Reception

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7  

8:00 AM 

Breakfast, Introductions & Welcome

9:00 AM 

Session I: Infectious Diseases

10:45 AM 

Coffee Break

11:00 AM 

Discussion I: Challenges in Performing Microbiome Research

12:00 PM 

Lunch

1:15 PM 

Session II: Noncommunicable Diseases

3:00 PM 

Coffee Break

3:30 PM 

Discussion II: Strategies for Successful International Collaborations & Ethical Challenges

5:00 PM 

Break

6:00 PM 

Dinner

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8  

8:00 AM 

Breakfast

9:00 AM 

Session III: Nutrition

10:45 AM 

Coffee Break

11:00 AM 

Session III: Nutrition (continued)

12:00 PM 

Lunch

1:15 PM 

Session IV: Food Security & Environmental Microbiomes

3:00 PM 

Coffee Break

3:30 PM 

Discussion III: Developing a Sustainable Global Microbiome Consortium

5:00 PM 

Break

6:00 PM 

Dinner

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9  

8:00 AM 

Breakfast

9:00 AM 

Session V: Antiobiotic Resistance

10:45 AM 

Coffee Break

11:00 AM 

Concurrent Sessions

I: Intro to Publicly Available Data & Open-Source Data Processing Methods

II: Programmatic Planing

12:00 PM 

Lunch

1:15 PM 

Workshop Synopsis & Discussion of Next Steps

3:00 PM 

Lab Tour

3:30 PM 

Waterfall Hike

5:00 PM 

Break

6:00 PM 

Dinner