Speaker articles

Take a look at what some of our Infection Biology in the Age of the Microbiome speakers have published recently and chat with them about their work in Paris, France.

Keynote Speakers:

Eran Elinav, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Personalized Gut Mucosal Colonization Resistance to Empiric Probiotics Is Associated with Unique Host and Microbiome Features

Margaret McFall-Ngai, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, USA
Critical symbiont signals drive both local and systemic changes in diel and developmental host gene expression


Emily Balskus, Harvard University, USA
The human gut bacterial genotoxin colibactin alkylates DNA

Andreas Baumler, UC Davis, USA             
Commensal Enterobacteriaceae Protect against Salmonella Colonization through Oxygen Competition

Yasmine Belkaid, NIAID, USA     
Commensal-specific T cell plasticity promotes rapid tissue adaptation to injury

Carmen Buchrieser, Institut Pasteur, France        
More than 18,000 effectors in the Legionella genus genome provide multiple, independent combinations for replication in human cells

Laurent Debarbieux, Institut Pasteur, France      
The Battle Within: Interactions of Bacteriophages and Bacteria in the Gastrointestinal Tract

Kevin Foster, University of Oxford, UK
The Evolution and Ecology of Bacterial Warfare

Andrew Gewirtz, Georgia State University, USA
Fiber-Mediated Nourishment of Gut Microbiota Protects against Diet-Induced Obesity by Restoring IL-22-Mediated Colonic Health

Andrew Goodman, Yale University, USA
Separating host and microbiome contributions to drug pharmacokinetics and toxicity

Karen Guillemin, University of Oregon, USA        
A bacterial immunomodulatory protein with lipocalin-like domains facilitates host–bacteria mutualism in larval zebrafish

Purna Kashyap, Mayo Clinic, USA             
Gut Microbiota-Produced Tryptamine Activates an Epithelial G-Protein-Coupled Receptor to Increase Colonic Secretion

Ruth Ley, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany        
Human Salivary Amylase Gene Copy Number Impacts Oral and Gut Microbiomes

Ilan Rosenshine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel         
Pathogenic E. coli Extracts Nutrients from Infected Host Cells Utilizing Injectisome Components

June Round,University of Utah, USA       
Expansion of Bacteriophages Is Linked to Aggravated Intestinal Inflammation and Colitis

Vanessa Sperandio, UT Southwestern, USA         
Bacteriophage Transcription Factor Cro Regulates Virulence Gene Expression in Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli

Nassos Typas, EMBL, Germany 
Species-specific activity of antibacterial drug combinations

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