9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Third Annual Stanford Microbiome Summit


The Stanford Center for Human Microbiome Studies is pleased to announce the third annual Stanford Microbiome Summit. This one-day conference aims to foster collaboration and build a local community within microbiome academic laboratories across Stanford campus and the Bay Area. This highly interactive meeting will feature talks, panel discussions, and a poster session and provide a platform to discuss recent advances, current challenges, and new methods to understand our microbial world. By spanning multiple scales, ecological environments, and hosts, we bring together experts in environmental microbiology, human health, and new approaches to microbiome research.

Featuring Ami Bhatt, Ali Boehm, Josh Elias, Michael Fischbach, Tad Fukami, Aida Habtezion, Susan Holmes, KC Huang, Britt Koskella, Kabir Peay, Katie Pollard, David Relman, Tiffany Scharschmidt, and Justin Sonnenburg.

•• The Microbiome Summit is made possible through the generous support of Nilita and Vivek Paul ••


Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305


8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and Poster Set-Up
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome Remarks: David Relman & Vivek Paul
9:15 am - 10:45 am             
Session 1, Human Microbiome in Health and Disease
9:15 am - 9:40 am Ami Bhatt - New methods to measure gene transfer and genomic plasticity in microbiomes.
9:40 am - 10:05 am Michael Fischbach - Small molecules from the human microbiota.
10:05 am - 10:45 am Panel Discussion: Ami Bhatt, Michael Fischbach, Aida Habtezion, Tiffany Scharschmidt
10:45 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Session 2, Expanding microbiome research: environmental and ecological perspectives
11:00 am - 11:25 am David Relman - Disturbance ecology: lessons from nature.
11:25 am - 11:50 am Tad Fukami - Historical contingency as a difficulty and an opportunity in microbiome research
11:50 am - 12:30 pm Panel Discussion: Kabir Peay, Ali Boehm, Tad Fukami, Britt Koskella, David Relman
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Session 3, New approaches for Microbiome Research
1:30 pm - 1:55 pm Susan Holmes - Statistical data integration tools for longitudinal microbiome data.
1:55 pm - 2:20 pm KC Huang - The bacteriology of the microbiome
2:20 pm -3:00 pm Panel Discussion: Susan Holmes, KC Huang, Justin Sonnenburg, Josh Elias, Katie Pollard
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Closing Remarks: Justin Sonnenburg
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm Poster Session & Reception

Please contact Nancy Filice for any questions regarding the Summit.