Friday, July 1, 2016

8:00 Breakfast (Café Mix, First Floor, Crowne Plaza) and Registration (CAS)

9:00 Welcome and MetaSUB Global Status Update – Christopher E. Mason, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

9:10 Keynote Address – Eric Alm, MIT, USA


Session 1: MetaSUB City Updates

10:00 MetaSUB Hong Kong: City-Wide Assessment of the Microbiomes in Metro and Built Environments- Marcus Leung, City University of Hong Kong, China

10:05 Vienna: Raring to Go – Alexandra Graf, University of Applied Sciences, Austria

10:10 Sacramento’s Lightning Talk – Briana Pompa-Hogan, University of California at Davis, USA

10:15 Updates from Brazil MetaSUB and the Olympiome – Emmanuel Dias-Neto, AC Camargo Cancer Center, Brazil

10:25 DNA Extraction Strategies for the Extreme Microbiome Project – Scott Tighe, University of Vermont Advanced Genomics Lab, USA

10:30 Sampling from a “Brand New” Metro: Hyderabad’s Completely Elevated Transit System – Bharath Prithiviraj, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

10:35 From Biobanks to Databanks: Exploring the PathoMap & American Gut Datasets in One Codex – Nick Greenfield, One Codex, USA

10:50 Coffee and Tea Break

11:10 QIAGEN (Sponsor Talk), Colin Baron, QIAGEN


Session 2: MetaSUB City Updates

11:40 MetaSUB and City Sampling Day in Oslo, Norway – Marius Dybwad, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Norway

11:45 Marseille and Buenos Aires Incorporation to the MetaSUB Project – Nicolas Rascavan, URMITE – Unite de recherche sur les maladies infectieuses et

tropicales emergentes, Brazil


11:50 Updates from MetaSUB Washington DC/Baltimore – Emmanuel Mongodin, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

11:55 Updates from MetaSUB Tehran, Iran – Shaadi Mehr, American Museum of Natural History, Iran

12:00 From DNA to Home Village: Biogeography in the Metagenomic Era – Eran Elhaik, University of Sheffield, UK

12:05 Updates from MetaSUB Japan – Haruo Suzuki, Keio University, Japan

12:10 Using Nanopore Sequencing to Monitor Transfer of Plasmids Containing Multiple AMR Genes – Daniela Bezdan, The Barcelona Institute of Science & Technology, Spain

12:15 Lunch at Crowne Plaza Hotel


Session 3: MetaSUB City Updates

1:45 Sydney and Australian Metagenomics – Catherine Burke, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

1:50 Updates from MetaSUB Beijing – Ping Chu/Yongli Guo, Beijing Children’s Hospital, Capital Medical University, China

1:55 Metagenomics and Biodefence in Italy – Romano Florigio Lista, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy

2:00 Preliminary 16S Analysis of Samples from Montevideo, MetaSEW, MetaBEA – Gaston Gonnet, Informatik ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

2:05 MBTA (Boston) City Sampling Day 2016 – Erica Hartmann, Northwestern University, USA

2:10 Protein Domain Annotation of Metagenomes and Metatranscriptomes with Pathogen Diagnostics – Hugues Richard, University Pierre et Marie Curie, France

2:15 Investigation of Community-based Microbiome and Antibiotic Resistance – Soojin Jang, Institut Pasteur Korea, Korea

2:20 MetaGenID, a Cloud-based Solution: From Microbiome Profiling to MetaClade – Manoj Dadlani, CosmosID, USA

2:35 Coffee and Tea Break


Session 4: MetaSUB City Updates

3:00 The Stockholm Subway, Towards a Microbiome on Agar – Klas Udekwu, Stockholm University, Sweden

3:05 The Zurich Chronicles – Olga Nikolayeva, Independent Expert – Collaborated with Functional Genomics Center, Zurich, Switzerland

3:10 Updates from MetaSUB Shanghai – Leming Shi, Fudan University, China

3:15 MetaSUB-Hub Berlin, and SLIMM-Species Level Identification of Microorganisms from Metagenomes – Torsten Semmler, Robert Koch Institute, NG1-Microbial Genomics, Germany

3:20 Steps Towards Mapping the Biomes of Johannesburg, A Model of Urban Renewal – Geoffrey Siwo, Data-Driven Healthcare, IBM Research Africa, South Africa

3:25 Updates from MetaSUB Guangzhou – Zie Xie, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

3:30 Egyptian Subway Plan and Red Sea Metagenomic Projects – Amged Ouf, Senior Genomics Specialist, Cairo, Egypt

3:35 Coffee and Tea Break

4:15 International Legal and Policy Parameters – Benjamin Hemmelgarn, The Ohio University Moritz College of Law, USA

4:30 Open Discussion: Lessons Learned from City Sampling Day

5:15 Metagenomic Snapshots from Around the World – Ebrahim Afshinnekoo, Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Medical College, USA

5:45 Reimbursement Paperwork – Teleconference with Maureen Milici

7:00 Dinner at Qingyun Hotel within Fudan University’s Handan Campus

9:00 Networking Reception

Saturday, July 2, 2016

8:00 Breakfast (Crowne Plaza) and Registration (CAS)

9:00 Welcome – Leming Shi, Fudan University, China

9:10 Keynote Address – Gustavo Stolovitzky, IBM, USA

10:00 Subways, Metagenomes and Community-Acquired Pathogens – Timothy Read, Emory University School of Medicine, USA

10:10 Promega (Sponsor Talk) – Eric Ting, Promega

10:40 Coffee and Tea Break

10:50 Comparing Extraction Methods – Sofia Ahsanuddin, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

11:00 Comparing Library Methods – Anyi Tang, Fudan University, China

11:10 Panel Discussion: Sample Collection, Processing, Sequencing and Metadata – Panelists: Lynn Schrimml, Scott Tighe, and Daniela Bezdan; Moderator: Sofia Ahsanuddin

12:25 Lunch at Crowne Plaza Hotel

1:40 Benchmarking and Comparing Bioinformatics Methods, Alexa McIntyre, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

1:50 Panel Discussion: Bioinformatics and Data Visualization – Panelists: Elizabeth Hénaff, Manoj Dadlani, and Nick Greenfield; Moderator: Alexa McIntyre

3:00 Coffee and Tea Break


Selected Student Talks

3:15 Protist Metagenomics in the Mega City of New York – Julia Maritz, New York University, USA

3:25 Draft Genome Sequences of Bifidobacterium Longum Strains from Two Healthy Japanese Adults – Tsubasa Watabe, Keio University, Japan

3:35 Dispersal of Bacteria and Fungi in the Residential Environments of Hong – Xinzhao Tong, City University of Hong Kong, China

3:45 Estimating Population Size from Sewage Samples with Microbial Community Data – Fangqiong Ling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

4:00 Designing Metagenomics and the Built Environment – Elizabeth Hénaff, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

4:30 Coffee and Tea Break

5:00 Consortium Funding Opportunities and CAMDA – Pawel Labaj, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria

5:10 Open Discussion: Grants

5:40 Open Discussion: 2017 Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden


Sunday, July 3, 2016

8:00 Brunch at Crowne Plaza

10:00 Tour of Fudan University School of Life Sciences, Jiangwan Campus

12:00 Adjourn