Joint RuminOmics/Rumen Microbial Genomics Network /Eco-FCE Workshop

The Framework 7 project RuminOmics is coordinated from the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen. RuminOmics is organising a satellite workshop, together with the Rumen Microbial Genomics Network and the analogous FP7 project on non-ruminant species, ECO-FCE, on the day preceding the main Rowett-INRA2014, Gut Microbiology: from Sequence to Function conference. The workshop will run from 10.00-16.00 on Monday 16 June. The aim of the joint workshop will be to compare and contrast methodologies, results and problems from the different projects, with the theme How does the gut microbiota influence feed efficiency?

You are invited to join the workshop and to contribute your thoughts on these and related matters. Registration and attendance is free, however, early registration is advised, as numbers are limited. Registration ends on 2nd June 2014 at 17:00 Rome, Italy time. Financial support is also available to young delegates, particularly from Eastern Europe and recent accession countries. You can find both the registration and financial support forms below. Deadline for the financial support forms is 5th May 2014.

The joint workshop will take place in the Gordon B Suite at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen, UK.

10.00 – John Wallace (Aberdeen, UK) – RuminOmics
10.15 – Graeme Attwood (AgResearch, NZ) – Update on Hungate 1000
10.40 – Barbara Metzler (Vienna, Austria) and Stefan Buzoianu (Fermoy, Ireland) – Improving feed efficiency by understanding the intestinal bacterial network in pigs and poultry
11.15 – Coffee
11.30 – Katarzyna Stadnicka (Bydgoszcz, Poland) – Practical and scientific aspects of pre- or synbiotics in ovo injection into chicken embryo
11.55 – Chris Creevey (Aberystwyth, UK) – Rumen systems biology
12.20 – Tim Snelling (Aberdeen, UK) – Rumen metaproteomics
12.45 – Matthias Hess (Washington State University, USA) – Metatranscriptomic and metabolomic techniques for rumen microbes
13.10 – Lunch
14.00 – Ilma Tapio (Jokioinen, Finland) – Digesta-exchange experiments with reindeer and cattle
14.25 – Ignacio Badiola (Barcelona, Spain) – Relationship between microbiota, intestinal morphology and expression of cytokines of the intestinal mucosa of chickens with high or low FCR
14:50 – Eric Pinloche (Aberystwyth, UK) – Culturing the “unculturable”: where are we now?
15:15 – Sharon Huws (Aberystwyth, UK) – Homoserine lactone based bacterial cell-cell communication and its impact on the plant-microbe interactome
15:40 – Discussion