Final program, with abstract booklet and list of participants.

 

 

Program at a glance

  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Thursday, May 9, 2019 Friday, May 10, 2019
9:00   Resistance Ecology
9:30      
10:00      
10:30      
11:00      
11:30      
12:00 Registration Lunch Lunch
12:30      
13:00 Welcome Manipulation Communication
13:30 Evolution    
14:00      
14:30      
15:00      
15:30      
16:00   Poster session  
16:30      
17:00 Dinner on your own    
17:30      
18:00   Diner Cocktail  
18:30      
19:00      
19:30      
20:00 Holobiont Art-Sci event    
20:30      
21:00      
21:30      

 

Detailed program

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

12:00-13 :00

Registration

13:00-13:15

Welcome

 

Holobiont and evolution

Chairs: François-Joseph Lapointe (U. Montréal) and Dominic Poulin-Laprade (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

13:15-14:00

Keynote speaker

“On the Origin of Species by Means of Symbiosis”

 

Seth Bordenstein

Departments of Biological Sciences and Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology, Vanderbilt University, USA

 

14:00-14:20

Schistocephalus solidus and threespine stickleback holobiont coevolution; the building blocks of local adaptation

Megan Hahn

Stonybrook University, USA

14:20-14:40

A single phage candidate gene for male killing in a bacterial endosymbiont

Jessamyn Perlmutter

Vanderbilt University, USA

14:40-15:00

Microbiota structure and dynamics in planorbid snails, vectors of the human parasites Schistosoma spp.

Camille Huot

Université Perpignan, France

15:00-15:40

Coffee break

15:40-16:00

The rhizosphere metagenomes of ancestral and modern wheat cultivars grown under low fertiliser inputs are not significantly different

Liliana Quiza

Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada

16:00-16:20

Identification of gut microbiota involved in fructose assimilation in Aedes albopictus mosquito

Morgane Guegan

Université Lyon 1, France

16:20-16:40

Modeling the Role of the Microbiome in Evolution

Saúl Huitzil

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

16:40-17:00

Prophage WO proteins in Wolbachia that hijack animal reproduction

Brittany Leigh

Vanderbilt University, USA

17:00-20:00

Dinner on your own

20:00-22:00

The Holobiont Art-Sci Event

Maison Notman, 51 Sherbrooke Ouest Montréal, QC, H2X 1X2            

 

 

 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Holobiont resistance and resilience

Chairs: Hamed Azarbad (INRS) and Marc St-Arnaud (U. Montréal)

9:00-9:45

Keynote speaker

“Microbial-host codevelopment in cnidarian holobionts from jellyfish to corals”

 

Mónica Medina

Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

 

9:45-10:05

Response of the wheat microbiome to three years of rainfall manipulations

Hamed Azarbad

Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada

10:05-10:25

Community ecology of the vaginal microbiome: the importance of host-microbe interactions

Carmen Lia Murall

CNRS, France

10:25-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:20

Impact on plant microbiota of a recent shift in rice genetic diversity in a sustainable century-old Chinese rice agrosystem

Pascal Alonso

CIRAD, France

11:20-11:40

Growth Phase-Dependent Physiology of Bacterial Isolates from the Human Gut Microbiota

Will Jogia

McGill University, Canada

11:40-12:00

Complexity matters: soil food webs shape the willow holobiont response to phenanthrene contamination 

Sara Correa-Garcia

Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada

12:00-13:15

Lunch

 

Manipulation/Restoration of the holobiont

Chairs: Guylaine Talbot (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) and Alexandre Thibodeau (U. Montréal)

13:15-14:00

Keynote speaker

“Microbe managing by making drugs out of bugs”

 

Emma Allen-Vercoe

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Canada

 

14:00-14:20

Assessing bacterial activity and the role of bacteriophages in the human gut.

Corinne Maurice

McGill University, Canada

14:20-14:40

Creating synthetic wheat holobionts for increased drought resistance

Asmaâ Agoussar

Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada

14:40-15:00

Pushing the boundaries of shotgun metagenomics with genome reconstruction

Julien Tremblay

National research council, Canada

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

15:30-15:50

Bacteriophages regulate gut bacterial communities in child stunting in an age-specific manner

Mohahammadali Khan Mirzaei

McGill University, Canada

15:50-16:10

Does including a non-mycotrophic plant in agricultural rotation modifies the root and rhizospheric arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal microbiome of wheat, pea and canola?

Jacynthe Masse

Université de Montréal, Canada

16:10-16:30

Bacteriotherapy in healthy suckling piglets: success parameters to consider.

Alexandre Thibodeau

Université de Montréal, Canada

16:30-18:00

Poster session

18:00-20:00

Dinner cocktail

 

Keynote speaker

Hormones and the Holobiont:   Origins and some implications of hologenome theory

 

Richard A. Jefferson

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

 

 

 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ecological principles in the holobiont

Chairs: Corinne Maurice (McGill) and Steven Kembel (UQAM)

9:00-9:45

Keynote speaker

“Diversity, Stability, and Resilience in Mammalian Microbiomes”

 

David Relman

Department of Medicine - Med/Infectious Diseases, Stanford, USA

 

9:45-10:05

Into the wild: understanding the breadth of host-microbiome interactions

Christopher Greyson-Gaito

University of Guelph, Canada

10:05-10:25

Alternative stable states of a holobiont: the intestinal microbiota - host relationship

Maarten van de Guchte

INRA, France

10:25-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:20

Gut bacterial physiology and activity along the progression to dysbiosis

Maria Taguer

McGill University, Canada

11:20-11:40

The symbiotic realm of marine cyanobacteria revealed by global ocean DNA metabarcoding across plankton size fractions.

Ewen Corre

Station biologique de Roscoff, France

11:40-12:00

Fungi prevalence in human milk is influenced by the outdoor environment and associated with bacterial composition

Shirin Moossavi

University of Manitoba, Canada

12:00-13:15

Lunch

 

Communication within the holobiont

Chairs: Ruth Schmidt (INRS) and Mohamed Hijri (U. Montréal)

13:15-14:00

Keynote speaker

“Communication from a distance”

 

Paolina Garbeva

Netherlands Insitute of Ecology, The Netherlands

 

14:00-14:20

The immunomodulatory treasure-trove of the gut microbiota

Naama Geva-Zatorsky

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

14:20-14:40

Metatranscriptomic responses of the wheat holobiont to decreasing soil water content

Pranav Pande

Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada

14:40-15:00

Microbially-driven trace gases dynamics in the rhizosphere

Anne de la Porte

Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

15:30-15:50

Plant microbiome succession and assembly modulated by endogenous signal peptides in soybean (Glycine max)

Itumeleng Moroenyane

Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada

15:50-16:10

Development of a 3D printed platform for eavesdropping on intercellular signaling in the microbiome

Caroline Birer

University of Pittsburgh, USA

16:10-16:30

How can microbial volatiles help plants to withstand drought?

Ruth Schmidt

Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada

16:30

Closing remarks/End of the conference