Microbiome: Chemical Mechanisms and Biological Consequences (C3)

Scientific Organizers: Dennis W. Wolan, Peter J. Turnbaugh and Emily P. Balskus


March 10—14, 2019

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Québec, Canada


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 8, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 8, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 6, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 16, 2019 [details]

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Before and On November 8, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
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After November 8, 2018 until December 6, 2018 100.00 USD*
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Before and On January 16, 2019 945.00 USD
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Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 8, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
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  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is December 6, 2018)

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Scholarship Deadline: November 8, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: December 6, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is November 8, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 16, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Meeting Summary



Significance: Both the Unified Microbiome Initiative (Alivisatos et al., Science 2015) and the National Microbiome Initiative have emphasized the need to move beyond sequencing to better understand the fundamental molecular and chemical mechanisms that shape microbial communities in host and environmental habitats. This symposium will bring together scientists in biology and chemistry that rarely interact to address common questions. The interdisciplinary collaborations that result will profoundly accelerate basic microbiome research as well as help understand the role of the microbiome in human health and disease. Specific Aims include: 1) Provide a platform for microbiome researchers to be acquainted with cutting-edge research actively performed at the interface of chemistry and biology. 2) Introduce and discuss new technological advances and methodological platforms that complement and accelerate microbiome research efforts in academia and industry. 3) Provide an engaging atmosphere with open innovative discussion among both senior and junior scientists focused around the current successes of microbiome research; the limitations of today's approaches; and the future of chemical and biological microbiome research. Innovation: Understanding the chemistry of microbiomes has broad implications, including providing functional annotations for the vast “dark matter” of microbial genomes, insights into the chemical languages that link microbes to each other and to their habitat, and translational implications for precision medicine, environmental health, and sustainable living. We will emphasize speakers that employ innovative new methods and/or hypothesis-driven research to understand microbial systems at the molecular level. We will invite speakers with innovative paradigm-shifting research programs in chemistry, synthetic biology, genome editing, precision medicine, etc. Many of our speakers may not normally be invited for talks at traditional microbiome meetings; instead, we have selected key innovators that are making significant and exciting contributions to this emerging field.