Microbiome: Unseen Opportunities for Agriculture and Health

 Program

8:00 a.m. Registration and Innovation Fair
9:00 a.m.

Welcome
Dean Richard Linton, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  Why Microbiome?
Dr. Todd Klaenhammer, NC State University Distinguished Professor in Food Science, Microbiology, Genetics, Genomics, Biotechnology 
  Invisible Influence: Embracing the Benefits of our Microbes (Keynote)
Dr. Jack Gilbert, Director of the Microbiome Center
  Break & Innovation Fair
 

Phytobiomes: A Whole-system Approach to Advancing Plant Agriculture
Dr. Gwyn Beattie, Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of Bacteriology for Research and Nomenclature

 

CALS Power and Possibilities: NC Animal Ag Microbes
Dr. Matthew Koci, Associate Professor in Prestage Department of Poultry Science, NC State University

 

CALS Power and Possibilities: Your Wild Life
Dr. Rob Dunn, Professor in Applied Ecology, NC State University

 

NC State Faculty Microbiome Research and Innovation Presentations
Dr. Michael Hyman, NC State University
Dr. Amy Grunden, NC State University
Dr. Coby Schal, NC State University
Dr. Wei Shi, NC State University
Dr. Casey Theriot, NC State University
Dr. Jack Odle, NC State University
Dr. Sid Thakur, NC State University
Dr. Marc Cubeta and Dr. Ignazio Carbone, NC State University

12:15 p.m.

Lunch with address from Chancellor Randy Woodson, NC State University

1:30 p.m.

Translating Microbes Into Products: Big Data, Business and Product Priorities    
Moderator: Dr. Holly Menninger, NC State University
Dr. Kelly Smith, AgBiome
Dr. Jonathan Giebel, Bayer
Dr. David Ousterout, Locus Biosciences
Dr. Derrick Lewis, Novozymes
Dr. Kelci Miclaus, SAS

  Break & Innovation Fair
 

Translating Microbes Into Products: Purse Strings, Policy and Public Perception
Moderator: Dr. Holly Menninger, NC State University
Dr. Gwyn Beattie, Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of Bacteriology for Research and Nomenclature
Dr. Jack Gilbert, Director of the Microbiome Center
Dr. Steven Shafer, Soil Health Institute
Dr. Jeff Rosichan, AgTech Accelerator  

 

Growing a Culture of Mirobiome Leadership: Why and How N.C. Can Become a Powerhouse
Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, NC State University via video
Dr. David Ritchie, NC State University
Dr. Paul Hamilton, NC State University
Dean Richard Linton, NC State University

 

Awards
Announcement of Outstanding Research Award and Innovation Fair winners

  Closing Remarks
Dean Richard Linton, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
5:00 p.m. Reception and Innovation Fair

Stewards of the Future fundraising operates under the auspices of and is co-hosted by the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID #56-6049304. Proceeds will be used to support the conference and future initiatives of NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.