North Carolina Microbiome Consortium
Mission and Goals
The North Carolina Microbiome Consortium provides the opportunity for interested and committed participants in academia, industry and the public to seek and share knowledge concerning the science of the microbiome. It seeks to foster interdisciplinary connections among scientists in diverse fields who share a common interest in microbial communities and with those who develop the tools needed to study and understand these communities. By coming together in this common pursuit of knowledge and the exchange of ideas, participants acknowledge the depth of local expertise; seek to establish North Carolina as a recognized leader in microbiome research and innovation, and aim to create greater opportunities for microbiome research and related industries in the state.
Faculty, students, postdocs and industry members with interest in the Microbiome are welcome.
The NC Microbiome Consortium will host its inaugural event on May 15, 2017 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
Registration Coming Soon.
NC Microbiome Consortium Meeting Agenda
|8:30 to 9:30 a.m.||
Registration and Morning Refreshments
|9 to 10:30 a.m.||
Session 1 "From Academia to Industry"
Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, associate professor and Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research in Food Science, Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences, NCSU
Dr. Matthew Redinbo, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology, UNC
Dr. Mike Lynch, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry, Duke University
|10:30 to 11 a.m.||Coffee Break|
|11 to noon||
Session 2 "Federal Regulation of Microbiome Products"
Dr. Paul Carlson, principal investigator, FDA
Dr. Jack Okamuro, national program leader, USDA ARS
|Noon to 1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:30 to 2:30 p.m.||
Poster Session and Networking
*Coffee and snacks will be served
|2:30 to 4:20 p.m.||
Session 3 - Industry lightning round
Dr. Jill Stevenson-Paulik, R&D project leader, AgBiome
Dr. Jongmin Baek, group leader, computational life science, Bayer CropScience
Dr. Leah Blasiak, senior scientist, Novozymes
Dr. Maggie Wagner, NSF plant genome postdoctoral research fellow, BASF
Dr. Rick DeRose, global expert, technology acquisition, Syngenta
Dr. Priya Ramamoorthy, study director academic, project management, Metabolon
Dr. Ben Scruggs, analyst, Hatteras Venture Partners
|4:20 p.m.||Closing and Adjourn|