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 microbiome-driven effects of non-nutritive sweeteners on human glucose tolerance

Margaret McFall-Ngai, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, USA
Keeping the clock running: The microbiome as a pivotal timekeeper

A peptidoglycan-recognition protein orchestrates the first steps of symbiont recruitment in the squid-vibrio symbiosis


Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute, USA
Adipose triglyceride lipase mediates lipolysis and lipid mobilization in response to iron-mediated negative energy balance

Emily Balskus, Harvard University, USA  
The bacterial toxin colibactin triggers prophage induction

Andreas Baumler, UC Davis, USA             
Host cells subdivide nutrient niches into discrete biogeographical microhabitats for gut microbes

Yasmine Belkaid, NIAID, USA     
Long-term antibiotic exposure promotes mortality after systemic fungal infection by driving lymphocyte dysfunction and systemic escape of commensal bacteria

Carmen Buchrieser, Institut Pasteur, France        
Genomic erosion and horizontal gene transfer shape functional differences of the ExlA toxin in Pseudomonas spp.

Laurent Debarbieux, Institut Pasteur, France      
The gut environment regulates bacterial gene expression which modulates susceptibility to bacteriophage infection

Kevin Foster, University of Oxford, UK
Host control and the evolution of cooperation in host microbiomes

Andrew Gewirtz, Georgia State University, USA  
Maternal fiber deprivation alters microbiota in offspring, resulting in low-grade inflammation and predisposition to obesity

Karine Gibbs, University of California, Berkeley, USA   
The Conserved Serine Transporter SdaC Moonlights to Enable Self Recognition

Andrew Goodman, Yale University, USA
Gut Commensal Bacteroidetes Encode a Novel Class of Vitamin B12-Binding Proteins

Karen Guillemin, University of Oregon, USA        
BefA, a microbiota-secreted membrane disrupter, disseminates to the pancreas and increases β cell mass

Purna Kashyap, Mayo Clinic, USA            
Oxidative ornithine metabolism supports non-inflammatory C. difficile colonization

Ruth Ley, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany        
The developing infant gut microbiome: A strain-level view

Ilan Rosenshine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel        
Discovery of a Novel Inner Membrane-Associated Bacterial Structure Related to the Flagellar Type III Secretion System

June Round, University of Utah, USA      
Epithelial-myeloid exchange of MHC class II constrains immunity and microbiota composition

Vanessa Sperandio, UT Southwestern, USA         
Gut colonization by Proteobacteria alters host metabolism and modulates cocaine neurobehavioral responses

Nassos Typas, EMBL, Germany  
Global mapping of Salmonella enterica-host protein-protein interactions during infection

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