Provisional Scientific Program

Monday Morning Special Session

The topic selected for the Monday morning special session (April 11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) is "Community assembly - from theory to practice." Synthetic microbial communities hold the potential of enabling us to understand the basic building blocks of microbiomes, their trophic interactions, and functional consequences in gut microbial communities as well as in other environments. This special session will explore novel technologies for isolating microbial components to construct such communities, basic rules for their assembly, and their usage for answering critical questions in research and application.

  • Thomas Clavel, Aachen, Germany - "The world of gut microbiomes through the lens of cultivation"
  • Ophelia Venturelli, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - "Predicting and designing synthetic human microbiomes"
  • Itzhik Mizrahi, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel - "Potential drivers of plasticity and persistence in the rumen microbiome"

Plenary Speakers and Tentative Titles of Talks at CGIF 2022

Confirmed speakers and provisional titles for the CGIF 2022 main program (1:30 p.m. on Monday April 11th through 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 13th) are as follows:

  • 10th Bryant Memorial Lecture
    Dr Jo Handelsman, Director of the Wisconsin Discovery Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Other Invited Plenary Speakers

  • Antton Alberdi, Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics, GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark - "Unveiling the impact of host-microbiota interactions on animal biology through hologenomics"
  • Kelly Wrighton, College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - "Title TBA"
  • Eric Martens, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - "Title TBA"
  • Michelle O'Malley, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, California-"Title - TBA"
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