2019 Microbiome Innovation Summit

8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday November 1, 2019

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

With support from Connecticut Innovations, The Jackson Laboratory will host the Microbiome Innovation Summit, bringing together experts in all aspects of microbiome research to present the latest research exploring the functions of microbial communities and how knowledge about these systems can be applied in medicine, agriculture, and other fields.

Our goals are to provide an expert overview and stimulating discussion of:

  • the current landscape in microbiome research and development
  • approaches for understanding the basis of host/microbe interactions
  • best practices for experimental design and reproducibility
  • engineering of microbial systems to meet specific objectives
  • future directions in microbiome commercialization

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Liping Zhao of Rutgers University, whose lab develops molecular and genomic tools for systems understanding and predictive manipulation of the complex microbial communities in human and animal guts.

Other speakers include Christoph Thaiss, Tami Lieberman, Cara Haney, Alvaro Sanchez, Shipra Vaishnava and more. 

Download Summit Agenda

Travel and Lodging

All events will be held at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, located on the UConn Health Campus in Farmington. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging accommodations.

Farmington Lodging

Local hotels in the area include:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford Farmington
Includes a free shuttle service to The Jackson Laboratory
Farmington Inn
Hartford Marriot – Farmington

The closest airport is Bradley International Airport, BDL which is approximately 45 minutes away. Car rental, public transportation, and taxi services are available from Bradley International Airport.