Wellness and Diseases: Implications of Important Microbiota

submitted by: dougramsey
The microbiota in personalized preventative medicine: how do we get from here to there and what role does metagenomics play? Synopsis—In this session we will (i) identify major questions and hurdles we face in under standing the integration between the human microbiota and human biology (in health and disease) and (ii) determine how these major questions may be addressed and what tools/technologies are required to overcome cur rent obstacles. We will attempt to identify immediate and...

Genomic and Genetic Insight into Gut Microbiota Function and Manipulation

submitted by: dougramsey
Trillions of microbes live in our digestive tract and influence our biology in profound and diverse ways. Several diseases, including obesity and inflammatory bowel diseases, have been associated with large-scale shifts in microbiota composition. The ability to address basic questions concerning community function and plasticity are fundamental to understanding the extent of causal relationships between host biology and microbiota perturbations, and whether the microbiota is a viable...