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Agenda

Chair - George Weinstock
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Welcome
Dennis Mangan
Francis Collins
George Weinstock
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Introductions
During the introductions, we would like each invited scientific consultant to briefly describe what s/he is doing in this area and what will be the major challenges in a Human Microbiome Project.
What is the Human Microbiome Project?
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Why would we want to sequence all the microbes in the human body?
Jeff Gordon
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Summary from the Paris meeting
George Weinstock
5:45 pm - 6:05 pm What organisms should be included in a Human Metagenome Project?
6:05 pm - 6:30 pm Which body sites should be sampled?
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm - 7:20 pm What technology development is needed?
Implementation Topics
7:20 pm - 7:40 pm Relative roles and timing of sequencing cultivable organisms and sample sequencing
7:40 pm - 8:00 pm Data management - Do we need a central data coordinating center?
8:00 pm - 8:15 pm Potential Partners
- Federal Agencies
- International groups
- Private Sector
8:15 pm - 8:45 pm Rough estimate of cost for a pilot project
8:45 pm - 9:30 pm Open discussion - Next steps/conclusions
9:30 pm Adjourn

 

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