Workshop Details
Cystic Fibrosis: Ecology, Evolution, and Eradication
07/29/2013 - 08/02/2013
Meeting Description:

New approaches to cystic fibrosis (CF) have recently become available in both the experimental and the theoretical arenas. In the experimental arena, large-scale metagenomics and breath gas analysis on sputum samples has revealed many more species present than traditional culturing methods. MRI scans of CF promise location specific growth data observable often and giving some of the same information that only CT scans could provide. These techniques have made the dynamics of the CF lung as an ecosystem accessible to observation. Such observation needs guidance from theory. The workshop will explore ecological and evolutionary approaches to modeling the CF lung and their application to devising an optimal treatment regimen. The 2009 TSRC workshop on this theme focused on building mathematical models. In addition to a quick review of the last TSRC (1 to 2 days maximum) we also plan to present new data, as well as, new techniques, and more importantly how to put this data into a model using FBA/EBA net flux approaches complemented by functional components all to explain exhalation data. But as with all good Telluride workshops, the aim is to do research on-site. One-hour talks last two hours due to intensive probing from the audience. Come prepared to give chalk talks and/or PowerPoint about your work...especially things that you think are important.



Possible Products

A) Models of CF lung that help us identify evolutionary and ecological instabilities

B) Identify missing datasets that are critical for managing CF as an ecosystem

C) Exchange information amongst biologists, doctors, and mathematicians

Possible talks/discussion sessions:

Paul Rainey - Evolutionary instabilities and the CF lung

Forest Rohwer - Microbial ecology and relationship to CF lung

Peter Salamon - Physiological models and optimal disease treatments

Doug Conrad - Clinicians view of treating CF

Katrine Whiteson- CF breath gas analysis
Robert Quinn – New culturing techniques and Omics analysis of CF community
Yan We Lim - Viral communities in the CF sputum

If you are interested in attending a meeting, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer about availability before registering. Most TSRC meetings are very small, typically only about 25 people.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride C0 81435

Cystic Fibrosis: Ecology, Evolution, and Eradication Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Bailey, Barbara San Diego State University
Bergkessel, Megan California Institute of Technology
Chia, Nicholas Mayo Clinic
Conrad, Douglas UC San Diego
Delhaes, Laurence Lille2 University
Delhaes, Laurence [2nd Reservation] Lille2 University
Felts, Ben San Diego State University
Harris, Kirk University of Colorado
Hunter, Ryan California Institute of Technology
Lim, Yan Wei San Diego State University
Quinn, Robert SDSU Research Foundation
Rainey, Paul New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study
Salamon, Peter San Diego State University
Segall, Anca San Diego State University
Wagner, Brandie University of Colorado
Whiteson, Katrine SDSU

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