8:00 am     Welcome breakfast

8:30 am     Opening remarks

  • Christophe Lemoine, Consul General of France in Los Angeles
  • Minh-Hà Pham, Counselor for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States, Washington DC
  • Jeff Miller, Director of the California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA

8:45 am      Keynote lecture: Sarkis Mazmanian, California Institute of Technology
" Influence of the Gut Microbiome on Autism Spectrum Disorder " - Abstract

Session I: Microbiomes & host physiology

Moderator: Suzanne Devkota, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

9:30 am    Serguei Fetissov, Inserm - Université de Rouen, co-founder of TargEDys SA, France
" Gut bacteria and host feeding behavior " - Abstract

10:00 am   François Leulier, Lyon Functional Genomics Institute, CNRS-ENS-INRA-Université Claude Bernard, France
" The Microbiome and Linear Growth Promotion: Lessons from Gnotobiotic Animal Models " - Abstract

10:30 am  Coffee Break - Poster viewing - Networking

Session II: Immunity, inflammation & pathogen resistance

Moderator: Suzanne Devkota, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

11:00 am    Yasmine Belkaid, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda
" Control of Skin Immunity and Inflammation by the Microbiome "

11:30 am    Pascale Cossart, Pasteur Institute-Inserm-INRA, France
" Intestinal Microbiota and Infection: the Listeria Paradigm " - Abstract

12:00 pm    Eric Pamer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
" Microbiota-mediated Defense Against Intestinal Infection " - Abstract

12:30 pm  Lunch - Poster viewing - Networking

Session III: Microbiome-associated diseases & therapeutic targets

Moderator: Jonathan Braun, UCLA

02:00 pm   Karine Clément, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital & Sorbonne University-Inserm, France
" Acting on Gut Microbiota in Metabolic Diseases: Why, for Who, What and When " - Abstract

02:30 pm   Elaine Hsiao, University of California, Los Angeles
" Microbiome - Nervous System Interactions in Health and Disease " - Abstract

03:00 pm   Harry Sokol, Sorbonne University-Inserm-INRA, France 
" Gut Microbiota and IBD " - Abstract

03:30 pm    Kerwyn C Huang, Stanford University
" Resilience of the Gut Microbiota to Perturbations " - Abstract

04:00 pm  Coffee break - Poster viewing - Networking

Microbiome public-private partnerships in France and the USA 

Moderator: Minh-Hà Pham, Counselor for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States

04:20 pm  Sandrine Miller-Montgomery, Center for Microbiome Innovation, UC San Diego
" The Center for Microbiome Innovation of UCSD " - Abstract

04:35 pm  Evelyne Jouvin-Marche, Inserm, France
"Inserm Transversal Program on Microbiota : The intestinal ecosystem, a key determinant in health and disease" - Abstract

04:50 pm  Marion Leclerc, INRA, France
" Microbiomes, food system and health. Science and opportunities at the French National Institute for Agronomy Research (INRA)" - Abstract

Round Table

05:00 pm  Addressing the Barriers to Translation from Basic Research to Medicine

Moderator: Emeran Mayer, UCLA

- Miguel Freitas, Vice-President Scientific Affairs Danone North America
- Andrew Ritter, Ritter Pharmaceuticals
- Serguei Fetissov, Inserm - Université de Rouen, co-founder of TargEDys SA, France
- Momo Vuyisich, Viome
- Priscilla Kelly, Biomedicine Editor at the Science journal

06:00 pm  Reception


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8:00 am     Welcome breakfast

8:30 am     Keynote lecture: Rodolphe Clerval, Enterome Bioscience, Paris-Boston
"Mining the gut microbiome: a new source of targets and small molecules for treating chronical disorders" - Abstract

Session IV: Understanding microbial communities & their products

Moderator: Pascale Cossart, Pasteur Institute-Inserm-INRA, France

09:15 am     Jeff Miller, California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA
" Diversity-Generating Retroelements in Phage, Microbes and Microbiomes " - Abstract

09:45 am     Marcelo Freire, J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla
" Oral Microbiome-Host Communications In Health and Disease " - Abstract

10:15 am     Pieter Dorrestein, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC San Diego
" 3D Surface and Volume Digitization of the Chemical World of the Microbiome "

10:45 am     Coffee break - Poster viewing - Networking

11:15 am   

Session V: Short talks / pitches by start-up companies

Moderators : Miguel Freitas, Vice-President Scientific Affairs Danone North America & Jean Rosenbaum,  Attaché for Science and Technology, Consulate General of France in Los Angeles

- Iryna Dzieciuch, Omnibiome
- Kiran Krishnan , Microbiome Labs

- Jeanette Mucha, SciBac
- Jack Oswald, Isothrive
- Srinivas Rao, Axial Biotherapeutics
- Lada Rasochova, Dermala Inc
- Steve Van Dien, Perspephone Biome
- Travis Whitfill, Azitra Inc.
Mark Wilson, MatriSys Bioscience

Session VI: Engineering microbiomes

Moderator: Ebrahim Zandi, USC

12:15 pm     David Bikard, Eligo Bioscience & Pasteur Institute, France
" CRISPR Tools to Study and Control Bacteria " - Abstract

12:45 pm     Emma Taylor, Naked Biome, San Francisco
" Challenges in Microbiome Drug Development " - Abstract

13:15 pm     Conclusions

13:30 pm     End of meeting, Lunch

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