Curtis Huttenhower

Dr. Curtis Huttenhower is a Professor in Biostatistics and Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Associate Member at the Broad Institute. He co-directs the Harvard Chan Center for the Microbiome in Public Health and the HSPH Microbiome Analysis Core. He participated extensively in the NIH Human Microbiome Project and co-leads the “HMP2” Center for characterizing the gut microbial ecosystem in IBD and the Human Microbiome Bioactives Resource.

His lab focuses on methods for functional analysis of microbial communities in population health.  This includes systems biology reconstructions integrating metagenomic, metatranscriptomic, and other microbial community ‘omics, the human microbiome in autoimmune disease such as IBD, and its potential as a biomarker and route for therapeutic intervention.

19:30 – 20:00 CET

What have we learned from the human 
microbiome project?

Key learnings from this exciting mega-project and details on the systematic effects from disturbances in the gut microbiome.