报告题目：Interpreting the Medical Microbiome and Infectious Diseases with Genomics
报告人： Professor George Weinstock，
Associate director of The Genome Institute, professor in the Department of Genetics and the Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis
Dr George Weinstock is associate director of The Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis and also professor in the Department of Genetics and the Department of Molecular Microbiology where he has a established a microbial genetics and metagenomics division devoted to infectious diseases and the human microbiome. The group collaborates extensively with clinicians to apply genomic analyses to a wide range of medical problems. The goal of the metagenomics projects is to determine the role of the microbiome in health and disease with the aim of providing new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. His group played a leading role in the Human Microbiome Project of the NIH. Dr. Weinstock also directs a number of human and mammalian genetics projects aimed at determining genetic causes of conditions such as Retinitis Pigmentosa, Cleft Lip, or susceptibility to infection. The effect of host genotype on microbiome structure is also under study. Prior to coming to WUSTL, Dr. Weinstock was co-director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he was one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project.