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Sunday, December 9, 2007
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
6:30 - 6:45 p.m. Introduction and Welcome
Francis Collins
Experiences from Past and Current Genomics Projects
Moderator: Karen Kennedy
6:45 - 7:05 p.m. Lessons Learned from Previous Genomics Consortia;
Benefits of an International Consortium for Microbiome Research

Francis Collins
7:05 - 7:30 p.m. The Role of Funding Agencies in International Consortia
Christian Desaintes
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Lessons Learned from the Paris Suburban Sewer Study
Jean Weissenbach
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Challenges of New Sequence Technology
Elaine Mardis
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Sequencing 1,000 Bacterial Genomes
George Weinstock
9:00 p.m. Adjourn
Monday, December 10, 2007
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
International Microbiome Research Progress Updates
Moderators: Christian Desaintes and Jijun Xing
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
Mark Morrison
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Australia: University of Notre Dame Australia
George Mendz
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Canada: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Bhagirath Singh
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. China: Meta-GUT Project
Xu Lin
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. European Union: MetaHIT Project
Dusko Ehrlich
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Japan: RIKEN
Masahira Hattori
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Singapore: Genome Institute of Singapore
Patrick Tan
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. United States: HMP Overview by NIH Staff
Jane Peterson
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. United States: HMP "Jumpstart"; Project
George Weinstock
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Challenges Faced in Forming an IHMC
Moderator: Mark Guyer
1:00 - 1:20 p.m. Data Release Background and Examples
Karen Kennedy
1:20 - 1:40 p.m. Ethical Issues and Informed Consent in Human Microbiome Research
Jean McEwen
1:40 - 2:10 p.m. Management of Metagenomic Data and Metadata
Peer Bork
2:10 - 2:45 p.m. Question and Answer Panel Session
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Next Steps in Forming a Consortium
Francis Collins
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Wrap-Up
Francis Collins
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

 

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