Symposium Program


9:00-9:05       Opening Remarks         


9:05-10:00      Keynote

Convener: Adam Bass, MD, Columbia University

Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Fusobacterium association with colon cancer: what could it mean?”    


10:05-11:35     Cancer—Session I

Convener: Yiping Han, PhD, Columbia University

10:05-10:35
Jie Hong, PhD, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Fusobacterium nucleatum targets lncRNA ENO1-IT1 to promote glycolysis and oncogenesis in colorectal cancer”      

10:35-11:05  
Hideo Baba, MD, PhD, Kumamoto University
Fusobacterium nucleatum and esophageal cancer”

11:05-11:35  
Gilad Bachrach, PhD, Hebrew University
“Tumor targeting by Fusobacterium nucleatum”  


11:35-12:05     Break


12:05-1:35      Cancer—Session II

Convener: Jorg Vogel, PhD, University of Wurzburg

12:05-12:35  
Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, & Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
“Integrative analyses of lifestyle, microbiota, and tumor immunity give insight into etiologies”     

12:35-1:05    
Robert Holt, PhD, University of British Columbia          
F. nucleatum and Host Immunity” 

1:05-1:35      
Wendy Garrett, MD, PhD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
“Aspirin and Fusobacterium nucleatum


1:35-2:05       Break


2:05-3:35       Virulence Factors—Session I

Convener: Gilad Bachrach, PhD, Hebrew University

2:05-2:35      
Jorg Vogel, PhD, University of Wurzburg
“The RNA road to understanding Fusobacterium nucleatum”                

2:35-3:05      
Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD, University of Guelph
“Predation of Fusobacterium Nucleatum by Bdellovibrio spp: potential for therapeutic exploitation”               

3:05-3:35      
Yiping Han, PhD, Columbia University
“Novel insights into the virulence properties of FadA”                


3:35-4:05       Break


4:05-5:35       Virulence Factors—Session II       

Convener: Yiping Han, PhD, Columbia University

4:05-4:35      
Hung Ton-That, PhD, UCLA
“Experimental approaches to define virulent determinants in Fusobacterium nucleatum”

4:35-5:05      
Daniel Slade, PhD, Virginia Tech
“Taming the Beast: Bypassing RM Systems in Fusobacterium”  

5:05-5:35      
Renate Lux, PhD, UCLA
“The rad operon of Fusobacterium nucleatum”       


5:35-5:45       Closing Remarks