Human microbiota, the collection of microbes living in and on our body, have a significant impact on human health and well-being. They have been associated with numerous diseases, yet we have barely understood their role in the context of life-style and genetics. Various initiatives are underway around the world to survey the human microbiota at several body sites, characterize them, understand their interactions with the human hosts, elucidate their role in diseases, and design possible therapeutic or dietary interventions. Despite numerous activities in this expanding and diversifying field, a large international conference on this important topic is currently lacking in Europe. This event will provide plentiful opportunities for European researchers to learn about and to connect to important developments in this field.
- Emma Allen-Vercoe – University of Guelph, Canada
- Fredrik Bäckhed – University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- Martin J. Blaser – New York University, USA
- Willem de Vos – Wageningen University, The Netherlands
- Joël Doré – INRA, France
- S. Dusko Ehrlich – MetaGenoPolis, France
- Colin Hill – University College Cork, Ireland
- Georgina Hold – University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
- Rob Knight – University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
- Gurumoorthy Krishnamoorthy – MPI for Neurobiology Munich, Germany
- Paul O’Toole – University College Cork, Ireland
- Joseph F. Petrosino – Baylor College of Medicine, USA
- Jeroen Raes – KU Leuven, Belgium
- Julie A. Segre – NHGRI, NIH, USA
- Morten Sommer – Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Peter Turnbaugh – University of California San Francisco, USA
- Jun Wang – BGI-Shenzhen, China
- Owen R. White – University of Maryland, USA
- Cisca Wijmenga – University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Liping Zhao – Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme Fellowships
A limited number of EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP) fellowships are available for this meeting in the form of both Registration Fee Waivers and Travel Grants. You may apply for an EMBL CPP Registration Fee Waiver and/or Travel Grant when submitting your abstract.
Registration Fee Waiver: The sum that you have paid to attend the meeting will be reimbursed.
Travel Grant: Up to €400 for participants travelling from the European continent and up to €1000 for participants travelling from outside Europe (receipts of travel will be submitted to the EMBL Course and Conference Office and the exact sum for travel expenses up to the cap will be reimbursed)
Participants coming from the following countries will be given priority for travel grants:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine and Turkey. Africa, South and Central America and Asia (excluding China, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea).
The scientific organisers will select the recipients of all fellowships during the abstract selection process.
- Manimozhiyan Arumugam – The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Peer Bork – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
- Curtis Huttenhower – Harvard School of Public Health, USA
- Maryann Smith – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany