Human Microbiome

The Human Microbiome
Your Personal Ecosystem

Monday, June 11, 2012, 5:30-8:30 pm

A Conversation With:

Victor Nizet, MD (bio)
Professor of
Pediatrics and Pharmacy

Ruoping Chen, PhD (bio)
Manager of
Collaborations and Services
Beijing Genomics

Adam Godzlk, PhD (bio)
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Professor & Program Director
Sanford-Burnham Medical
Research Institute

Bernd Schnabl, MD (bio)
Assistant Professor
Division of Gastroenterology
UCSD School of Medicine
Mark Adams (bio)
Scientific Director
J. Craig Venter Institute

Nigel Beeley (bio)
Partner and Chief Strategy Officer
Sinagy CleanTech

Trends are easier to see in hindsight. Receptors in the 70's, Antibodies in the 80's, Genomics defined the 90's, Stem Cells the dawn of the millennium. Clearly in the 2010's, it’s the Human Microbiome. Launched by the NIH in 2007, the Human Microbiome Project seeks to understand the interactions between humans and the 1,000+ microorganisms they harbor. It is a combination of metagenomics, modern gene sequencing and bio-informatics, cell-biology, whole animal physiology and clinical observations and is said to be 100 times bigger than the Human Genome Project. The initial beneficiaries were in academia and sequencing companies. Now a handful of start-ups are emerging based on some aspects of this mega-project. More are expected since this promises to be the game-changer of the decade. A brief 10 minute overview of the background and status of the project will be followed by a panel discussion.


Sheppard Mullin


Fish & Richardson

12390 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130


Panel discussion begins promptly at 6:30 pm

Registration online : $15 (until May 10), $10 student/affiliate/in transition
Onsite $20, $15 student/affiliate/in transition
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