For Poster Presentation Information:
Kylie Watts, PhD
Phone: 909-558-1000 Ext. 83394
For Vendor Information:
The Annual LLU Basic Science Research Symposium is held every Fall and is generally organized around a central research theme. Based on this theme, we invite an external keynote speaker, as well as several LLU faculty members, to present recent work during the morning sessions. In the afternoon, we open up the forum and invite students and LLU investigators to present and discuss their recent research in a poster session format. The presentations and poster sessions provide an excellent opportunity for incoming students to be exposed to the local research environment and provides a forum for which students and mentors can interact to discuss potential collaborations.
For this year’s symposium, the theme will be “’The Human Microbiome". The Human Microbiome Project is an initiative from the NIH aims to develop tools and datasets for the research community for studying the role of microbes in human health and disease. An interesting information on this field state that the level of total microbial cells found in association with humans may exceed the total number of cells making up the human body by a factor of ten-to-one. We are privileged to have Dr. Eric Alm from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as our keynote speaker. His talk is entitled, "The Future of Microbiome Based Medicine" and a mini-biography can be found here. Presentations will also be given by Dr. James Borneman from the University of California, Riverside and by LLU faculty Dr. Willie Davis. In the afternoon, after poster sessions, we will have a panel discussion organized by the Basic Science Student Council.
Registration ends November 3rd, 2014. Registration is required for all participants, so please sign up. Abstracts are also due by November 3rd, 2014. Awards will be given to the top three most outstanding student posters. We look forward to seeing you there!
Chair, 2014 Steering Committee
Assistant Research Professor
Division of Microbiology
School of Medicine
Loma Linda University