Agenda

Biostatistics Program

Agenda


8:15-8:45 


Breakfast and registration

Enjoy a continental breakfast and pick up your symposium badge from the registration table (sign-in not required).


8:45-9:00


Welcome

Garnet Anderson

Senior Vice President and Director
Public Health Sciences Division

Affiliate Professor, Department of Biostatistics
University of Washington

Principal Investigator, WHI Clinical Coordinating Center
Women's Health Initiative

Fred Hutch 40th Anniversary Endowed Chair
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


9:00-10:30


MAKING SENSE OF THE HUMAN MICROBIOME


Session 1


Meredith Hullar

Senior Staff Scientist
Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 

Population-based studies of the human gut microbiome: the multiethnic cohort (MEC)


Elhanan Borenstein

Associate Professor
Genome Sciences, Univ of Washington

Adjunct Associate Professor
Computer Science, Univ of Washington

Systems biology and model-based analysis of the human microbiome




11:00-12:30


MICROBIOME AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES


Session 2


William DePaolo

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Washington Medical Center

Director
Center for Microbiome Sciences & Therapeutics (CMiST)

Nutritional education of the microbiome during infection



Nina Salama

Member
Human Biology Division, Fred Hutch

Member
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch 

Exploring the upper GI microbiome: sampling, stability, and strain-heterogeneity



12:30-1:30


Lunch Break


1:30-3:00


BIOINFORMATICS FOR THE MICRIOBIOME


Session 3


Ben Callahan

Assistant Professor of Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities,
Population Health and Pathobiology, North Carolina State University

 

Towards consistent and comparable microbiome sequencing measurements


Daniel McDonald

Researcher
American Gut Project

Researcher
Knight Lab, Department of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Challenges and uses of massive microbiome datasets


Noah Hoffman

Associate Professor
Dept of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington

Division Head, Co-director of NGS & Analytics, and Assistant Director of Molecular Microbiology 
Laboratory Medicine Informatics

Translational bioinformatics: bringing next generation sequencing to the clinical microbiology laboratory



3:30-5:00

MICROBIOME DATA ANALYSIS


Session 4

Hongzhe Li

Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics
University of Pennsylvania 

Chair
Graduate Program in Biostatistics

Director, Center for Statistics in Big Data

Quantifying and comparing bacterial growth dynamics in multiple metagenomic samples


Amy Willis

Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington

 

The effect of microbial community structure on microbiome data analysis


Jing Ma

Assistant Member
Biostatistics Program, Fred Hutch

 

 

Inferring differential microbial interactions from co-occurrence data using Markov networks



5:00


Closing remarks and reception

Arnold Building Atrium