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Holobiont, Microbiota, Ecology, Evolution, Conference, Paris, MNHN

International Conference on Holobionts

April 19-21, 2017 Paris (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle)

Scientific program 

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This conference will address the following topics:

  1. Holobionts and evolution
  2. Emerging approaches to holobiont research
  3. Microbiota and host health
  4. Mechanisms for holobiont assembly
  5. Metabolic interactions between host and microbiota

For each topic, we encourage oral and poster communications on holobiont systems from different perspectives including theoretical, empirical, fundamental and applied researches.

List of invited speakers

Jacques Beckmann (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Joël Doré (INRA Jouy, France)
Lucia Pita Galan (Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany)
Thierry Heulin (CEA Cadarache, France)
Nancy Moran (University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA)
Jeroen Raes (Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium)
Eugene Rosenberg (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Paul Schulze-Lefert (Max Planck Institute Koln, Germany)
Kevin Theis (Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Wednesday 19 April 2017

11:00 am - 1:30 pm : Registration and welcome café

1:30 pm - 6:30 pm : Session 1 "Holobionts and evolution"

Eugene Rosenberg & Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg (invited): Genetic Variation and Evolution of Holobionts

Nancy Moran (invited): Levels of selection and symbioses, with examples from insects

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Thursday 20 April 2017

9:00 am - 12:30 pm : Session 2 "Emerging approaches to holobiont research"

Jeroen Raes (invited): Towards population-level microbiome monitoring: the Flemish Gut Flora Project

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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm : Lunch and poster session.

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm : Session 3 "Microbiota and host health"

Joël Doré (invited): Homo sapiens symbioticus: an endangered species?

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm : Poster session

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Cocktail buffet

Friday 21 April 2017

9:00 am - 12:30 pm : Session 4 "Mechanisms for holobiont assembly"

Paul Schultze-Lefert (invited): Structure and function(s) of the plant root microbiota

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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm : Lunch and poster session

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm : Session 5 "Metabolic interactions between host and microbiota"

Pita Galan (invited): Marine sponges: life in a sea of microbes

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