2022 Conference Agenda
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
WORKSHOP: Biomarker Discovery for Microbiome-related Diseases using Precision Taxonomy
Emerging associations of the microbiome across a wide spectrum of health and diseases (350+) and tremendous success of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in alleviating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection led the microbiome as a potentially modifiable factor amenable to targeting by therapeutics. Therefore, a deeper understanding of the microbiome’s association with underlying molecular causes becomes crucial for the discovery and development of novel preventive and therapeutic strategies. However, as the microbiome is a vast and complex ecosystem, new technologies and platforms are needed to effectively map the microbiome at the molecular level, and enable effective biomarker discovery. The workshop will focus on microbiota-based biomarker discovery through data- and database-driven taxonomy, the new bacterial species concept and standard, and the use of expert validated reference databases with 3000+ new species. The workshop will also uncover some effective strategies to improve results for R&D, pre-clinical, and validation studies as well as increase the likelihood of desired outcomes with more rigor and reliability.
Workshop take aways:
● Hands-on experiences with discovery of therapeutics and companion diagnostics using EzBiome’s Precision Taxonomy Discovery Platform
● Understand precision taxonomy and how to effectively leverage it to uncover biomarkers unseen by traditional approaches
● Learn strategies to improve the likelihood of the desired outcome in microbiome studies with more rigor and reliability
Special Note: No bioinformatics or scripting knowledge is needed, just bring your laptop, please.
Nur A. Hasan, Ph.D., MBA, Chief Executive Officer, EZBiome