Workshop Details
Cystic Fibrosis: Ecology, Evolution, and Eradication
07/27/2009 - 08/02/2009
Meeting Description:

Bacteriophages represent the largest unsequenced biological dataset and thus one of the most active frontiers for biology. Phages are (1) potential next generation magic bullets to replace antibiotics, (2) major players in biogeochemical cycles including CO2, (3) represent the dominant mechanism for horizontal gene transfer, and (4) have important self assembling properties useful for nanotech assembly. Large metagenomic datasets are providing a flood of new information on phage diversity, distribution, and community structure. The focus of the workshop is to extend and unify mathematical models constructed from these datasets to give a comprehensive understanding of phage behavior, communities and dynamics.

Notes:

GOAL: IDENTIFY WEAKNESSES IN THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS ECOSYSTEM THAT CAN BE THERAPUTICALLY EXPLOITED...

Possible Products
A) Models of CF lung that help us identify evolutionary and ecological instabilities
B) Identify missing datasets that are critical for managing CF as an ecosystem
C) Exchange information amongst biologists, doctors, and mathematicians

Possible talks/discussion sessions
Paul Rainey - Evolutionary instabilities and the CF lung
Forest Rohwer - Microbial ecology and relationship to CF lung
Peter Salamon - Ecological models and uses for disease treatments
Doug Conrad - Clinicians view of treating CF
Dana Willner - Viral communities in the CF lung
Martin Holm Rau - Pseudomonas in Cystic Fibrosis children

Be prepared to give chalk talks and/or Powerpoint about your work...especially things that you think are important.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride C0 81435

Cystic Fibrosis: Ecology, Evolution, and Eradication Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Andresen, Bjarne University of Copenhagen
Breitbart, Mya University of South Florida
Conrad, Douglas UCSD
Felts, Ben SDSU
Hand, Carol SDSU
Harris, Jonathan University of Colorado
Haynes, Matthew San Diego State University
Kern, Suzanne Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Klepac-Ceraj, Vanja Harvard Medical School
Knapik, Kamila SDSU Research Foundation
Nulton, James San Diego State Univ.
Rainey, Paul Massey University
Rau, Martin Holm Technical University of Denmark
Riley, Margaret University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Rohwer, Forest San Diego State Univerisity
Salamon, Peter San Diego State University
Yang, Lei Techinical University of Denmark

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
Email: info@telluridescience.org
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