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The Significance of Microbial Metabolomics in Human Health and Disease



The Significance of Microbial Metabolomics in Human Health and Disease

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST


Presented By

The Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group

The New York Academy of Sciences


Metabolomics has emerged as a new approach to study the mechanisms of human disease and health maintenance. This field of study can include the microbiome, where products of microbial metabolism may serve as molecular intermediaries—traveling beyond the microbes’ resident organ (e.g., the intestine) and propagating downstream physiologic effects throughout the body. These metabolites therefore provide several exciting nodes for therapeutic intervention, and may also serve as important biomarkers for disease. But identifying causative metabolic products associated with health outcomes remains a challenge. This symposium will explore the promise of microbial metabolomics, and will provide an opportunity for leaders from academia and industry to share the latest advancements in the field.

Call for Abstracts

You are invited to submit a poster abstract which will be displayed virtually on our website. See here for submission guidelines. For complete submission instructions, please visit our online portal. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, September 28, 2020.


Nonmember Academia, Faculty, etc.
Nonmember Corporate, Other
Nonmember Not for Profit
Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow

Scientific Organizing Committee

Steven Gross, PhD

Weill Cornell Medicine

John Hambor, PhD

Boehringer Ingelheim

Nilufer Seth, PhD


Sonya Dougal, PhD

New York Academy of Sciences

Kari Fischer, PhD

New York Academy of Sciences

Keynote Speaker

Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, PhD

Duke University School of Medicine


Priyanka Baloni, PhD

Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle

Jane Ferguson, PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Michael A. Fischbach, PhD

Stanford University

Wendy Garrett, MD, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Sarkis Mazmanian, PhD

California Institute of Technology

David Wishart, PhD

University of Alberta

Program Supporters