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Over the last few years, microbiome research has taken a big turn in scientific innovation and human health. With the advancement of high throughput sequencing and machine learning, microbiome research is progressing very rapidly and has opened doors for academics and start-ups to find the application of human microbiome for our own health. Hundreds of initiatives are being underway all over the world to find and utilize microbiome consortium to treat diseases and improve our daily life.
Learn the scope of microbiome research for human health applications and understand the future directions it is going to be headed. The seminar brings together academic and industry leaders working in microbiome research to discuss the opportunities which are open in the field and also discuss the current ways of solving intellectual property and regulatory aspects associated with the use of natural microbiome.


8:30 am:  Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am: Microbiome and Human Health, Amitabh Gaur, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, George Washington University Medical School
9:40 am: Skin Microbiome Banking and Editing, Eric Huang, Professor, Department of Dermatology, UCSD School of Medicine
10:20 am: Coffee Break
10:50 am: Applying advanced bioinformatic tools and machine learning to Big Data problems in Microbiome Research, Austin Swafford, Ph.D., Director of Research, UCSD Center for Microbiome Innovation
11:30 am: Celiac Disease and Microbiome, Translational approach, Justin McCarville, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Salk Institute
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm: The Dynamic Interface of Oral Microbiome and Chronic Inflammation, Marcelo Freire, Associate Professor, J Craig Venter Institute
1:10pm: The challenges of analyzing metagenomic data in a medical relevant time frame, Adrian Cantu, Doctoral Student, San Diego State University
1:40 pm: Strategies for IP Protection in Microbiome-Facing Technologies, Dan Yarbrough, Associate, Knobbe Martens, Associate, Knobbe Martens
2:20 pm: Skin Microbiome: An Opportunity for Innovation in Skin Care, Dana Hosseini, CEO and Cofounder, ProdermIQ
2:40 pm: Living bugs for treating Human Diseases: Regulatory Aspects, Kamala Janiyani, Patent Consultant
3:00 pm: Developing clinical tests based on large-scale microbiome data, Juan A. Ugalde, Ph.D., Director of Bioinformatics, uBiome
3:30 Networking
4:00 pm: Adjourn

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Course Number: WKSP-70039
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)