You're invited: Join us at the human microbiome and genomics breakfast seminar
From Genome to Microbiome: Leading microbiome researchers share wet lab and bioinformatics best practices for optimal integration of GWAS and microbiome data
Thursday, October 20th at 7:15AM - 8:45AM PDT, Convention Centre, Room 10, East Building
Guest speakers will include

Elisabeth Bik, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Medicine
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University
An introduction to common methods and bioinformatics platforms used in human microbiome research and possible pitfalls in sample collection and processing, and study design.
Aleksandar D. Kostic, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center
Key differences in MWAS (microbiome-wide association study) and GWAS (genome-wide association study) design. Experiences conducting the microbiome arm of the International DIABIMMUNE Project, the largest published set of MWAS studies in autoimmune disease, will be shared.
Ran Blekhman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Integrating human genomics and the microbiome, novel insight into the effect of human genetic variation on microbiota composition, and the role of the microbiome in driving complex human disease. Novel computational techniques to identify associations in joint human genetic variation and microbiome data and experimental approaches to study the functional genomics of host-microbiome interactions.
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