Fostering International Collaboration on Antimicrobial Resistance

All day
Through April 19, 2018

Apr. 18

Wednesday, April 18, 2018  


9:00 am         Welcome Remarks and Expected Outcome of the Workshop

Tom Brettin, Strategic Program Manager of PATRIC; University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab


9:30 am         Overview of NIH-NIAID Genomics and Bioinformatics Programs

Dr. Ping Chen, Director of NIAID Office in China, Office of Global Research, NIAID, NIH


10:00 am      Pathogen identification in lower respiratory tract infection in China: Present and Future.

Dr. Binghuai Lu, China-Japan Friendship Hospital


10:30 am      Overview of Genomics Research at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital

Dr. Xiaohui Zou, China-Japan Friendship Hospital


11:00 am      Overview of the PATRIC Bioinformatics Resource Center

Rebecca Wattam, Biology/Outreach Lead, Virginia Tech University


12:00 pm      Working Lunch Hosted on-site


1:00 pm        Expanding Machine Learning to Improve Traditional Bioinformatics Approaches                                   

Fangfang Xia, Computational Scientist, University of Chicago


1:40 pm        Pulmonary Microbiome: A Novel Sight into Respiratory Diseases

Jianwei Wang, Institute of Pathogen Biology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences


2:20 pm        Computational Prediction of AMR Phenotypes and Genomic Regions

James Davis, Computational Biologist, University of Chicago


3:00 pm        Afternoon Break


3:15 pm        Metagenomic Sequence Clustering and Association Inference

Ting Chen, Professor, Director of Center for Health and Medical Big-data, Tsinghua University; Professor of Biology, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Southern California


3:45 pm        An Intelligent Pipeline for Identification of Clinical Microbes in NGS Raw Data

Yigang Tong, Professor, Head of Omics and Bioinformatics Research Group, State Key Laboratory of Pathogen & Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology & Epidemiology, Beijing, China


4:15 pm       AMR and Virulence Genes in Clinical Klebsiella Pneumoniae in 2013 Compared with 2009 by Pool-sequencing

Chao Liu, China-Japan Friendship Hospital


4:45 pm        Day 1 Concludes


Thursday, April 19, 2018       


9:00 am         Welcome and Day 2 Charge

Tom Brettin, Strategic Program Manager of PATRIC; University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab


9:15 am         Novel Multidrug Tolerance Mutations Identified in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis through a Genome-wide Association Study

Jian Yang, Professor of Bioinformatics, MOH Key Laboratory of Systems Biology of Pathogens, Institute of Pathogen Biology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China


9:45 am         Assessing the Quality of Genomes

Maulik Shukla, Senior Software Engineer, University of Chicago


10:15 am      Morning Break


10:30 am        The Antibiotic Resistome: Gene Flow in Environments, Animals and Human Beings

Dr. Yongfei Hu on behalf of Dr. Baoli Zhu, Professor, Director of Microbial Genome Research Center, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


11:00 am      New Insights into Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance: Feature Extraction, Visualization, and Analysis in PATRIC 

Rebecca Wattam, Biology/Outreach Lead, Virginia Tech University


11:30 am        Computational Approaches for Exploring Novel Microbial Communities

Dr. Peifeng Ji on behalf of Dr. Fangqing Zhao, Professor, PI, Head of Computational Genomics Lab, Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


12:00 pm      Working Lunch (Hosted on-site)


1:30 pm        Rapid Metagenomcis Analysis for infectious disease diagnosis: Advance and Challenge

Yongjun Li, Director of pathogen identification department, BGI genomics, Shenzhen


2:00 pm         Panel Discussion: Conclusions, Collaborations, and Future Directions

Tom Brettin, Ping Chen, Bin Cao, Xiaohui Zou, Liu Chao, Rebecca Wattam


3:00 pm        Symposium Concludes