Sample Collection, Preservation, and Data Analysis in Gut Microbiome Research: Current Methods and Potential Impact on Results
Virtual, Event
October 13, 2022
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The development of dietary guidance relies upon the ability to synthesize a body of evidence and arrive at a reasonably well-supported conclusion. Although publications have purported to identify characteristics of a “healthy gut microbiome”, the one certainty at present is that gut microbiome is highly variable across individuals. In addition, the reality is that gut microbiome research still requires method advancement and refinement. Continuing to improve methods, and working toward alignment across laboratories will move all closer to understanding how diet can impact health at the point of the gut microbiome. In this session, the current state of knowledge related to sample collection, utility of standards, sequencing, and bioinformatic and biostatistical approaches will be reviewed by experts working in the field. Speakers will expand on how selection among the various methodological options can impact study results.

Mary Kable, PhD, UC Davis/USDA-ARS
Sarah Comstock, PhD, Michigan State University

Expert Presenters Include:
Cara Frankenfeld, MS, PhD, University of Puget Sound
Daryl Gohl, PhD, University of Minnesota
Curtis Huttenhower, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Scott Jackson, PhD, NIST
Doris Vandeputte, PhD, Cornell University
Emily Vogtmann, PhD, MPH, NIH National Cancer Institute

Additional details are available here.

Registration is available on the ASN NUTRITION 2022 website here.