1st Symposium on the Microbiota of the Faculty of Medicine

Date : 2 novembre 2018
Heure : 8h à 17h
Lieu : Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, salle K-500
Prix : Gratuit

On November 2, 2018, the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal will organize its first symposium on microbiome research in the context of the celebrations of its 175th anniversary.

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The conferences will address six major themes:

  1. basic research;
  2. antibiotic resistance;
  3. neurological diseases;
  4. cancer;
  5. cardiovascular diseases;
  6. one health (animal and human health).


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Friday, November 2

Time Activities Speakers
8:00 Registration
08:30 Welcome Hébert, Marie-Josée
Boisjoly, Hélène
Baron, Christian
8:45 Plenary session – Your microbiome, my microbiome, our microbiome: commonalities and differences Jacques Corbeil
9:30 Lessons from the analysis of plant microbiomes – a bioinformatics/genomics approach Franz Lang
9:45 The evolution of Vibrio cholerae within infected patients Jesse Shapiro
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Heart-Gut-Brain axis Guy Rousseau/Roger Godbout
10:45 Predicting and Tuning the Course of Microbial Evolution Adrian Serohijos
11:00 A synthetic biology platform to generate and screen natural product-like chemical space for novel antibiotic activities Almer van der Sloot (laboratoire de Michael David Tyers)
11:15 Detection of antibiotics and degradation products in waste waters Sébastien Sauvé
11:30 The influence of gut microbiome on cancer immunotherapy Bertrand Routy
11:45 Iron supplementation, gut microbiota, and colon carcinogenesis Manuela Santos
12:00 Lunch
13:15 Plenary session – Antibiotic and anticancer resistance from the environment to the human microbiome Gerry Wright
14:00 The role of the microbiome for Parkinson’s disease Michel DesjardinsLouis-Eric Trudeau
14:15 Gut Microbiota and the Gut-retina Axis in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Mike Sapeiha
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 Microbiota of animals Marcio Costa
15:15 Pulmonary microbiome in asthma in animals Mathilde Leclère
15:30 Application of probiotics for human health Thomas Tompkins
15:45 Development of a diagnostic toolbox to monitor the microbiota health in a public health laboratory Sandrine Moreira
16:00 Plenary session Yves Brun
16:45 Closing Christian Baron
17:00 Cocktail and Posters session
19:00 VIP Dinner (only by invitation)






Prizes for posters session

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