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12:00 PM          Registration & Lunch

12:35 PM          Introductory Remarks
Eric Alm, MIT Director, Center for Microbiome Informatics & Therapeutics

12:45 PM           Opening keynote speaker
Rachel Carmody, Assistant Professor, Harvard University
                      “Dietary Manipulation of the Gut Microbiome”

1:30 PM             Selected talks from abstract submissions

Kate Jeffrey, Massachusetts General Hospital, HMS
Identification Of Commensal Viruses Sensed By Rig-I In The Mouse Intestine

Pichet (Bom) Praveschotinunt, Harvard University
“Anti-inflammatory Protein Display on Engineered Biofilm Matrix Proteins from Probiotic Bacteria”

Andres Cubillos-Ruiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Cheese in the Time of Cholera: Fighting an Infection with Natural and Engineered Probiotics”

Jessica Mark Welch, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
“Spatial Organization of the Human Oral Microbiome at the Micron Scale”

2:45 PM             Poster session & Industry presentations
Poster session by students and researchers
Presentations by microbiome industries and start-ups

4:00 PM            Closing keynote speaker
Jasmohan Bajaj, Associate Professor, Virgnia Commonwealth University
                                Gastroenterologist, VCU Dept. of Internal Medicine
                              “Gut-Brain Axis Perturbations in Liver Cirrhosis”

4:45 PM           Award Presentation

4:50 PM            Networking & Social