1st Annual International Symposium of Fusobacteria

 Thursday, April 15, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. (NYC/Eastern Standard Time)
The registration period has closed for this event.


Hosted by

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

with the

Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center


Anaerobe Society of the Americas


Supported in part by Virtual Exhibitor:

Anaerobe, published by  ELSEVIER


Pre-registration is required to access the Symposium.

Zoom details will be forwarded prior to the event.

If you'd like help registering, we are happy to assist.

Email or call +1212/305-7124 with your details.

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Registration Fees

$100 - Non-academic

$25 - Academic

$5 - Resident/Postdoc/Student


Complimentary -

Columbia University & CUIMC- Faculty/Staff/Resident/Postdoc/Student

Format (Virtual)

Virtual lectures, via Zoom, with live presentations and Q&A opportunities.


Hosted virtually by Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, located at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Washington Heights, New York City.


As a result of COVID-19, our in-person courses are currently on pause for the safety and well-being of the Columbia community and campus visitors. We look forward to welcoming guests back to campus once it is safe to do so. Meanwhile we look forward to your participation in our LIVE VIRTUAL sessions, with interactive Q&A and chat opportunities.


Conference Chair

Dr. Yiping Han, Columbia University, USA


Scientific Committee

Dr. Yiping Han, Columbia University, USA

Dr. Gilad Bachrach, Hebrew University, Israel

Dr. Jorg Vogel, University of Wurzburg, Germany




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9:00-9:05 a.m. - Opening Remarks

9:05-10:00 a.m. - Keynote - Convener: Adam Bass

Matthew Meyerson, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Fusobacterium Association with Colon Cancer: What could it mean?”

10:05-11:35 a.m. - Cancer Session I - Convener: Yiping Han

10:05-10:35 a.m. - Jie Hong, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Fusobacterium Nucleatum Targets lncRNA ENO1-IT1 to Promote Glycolysis and Oncogenesis in Colorectal Cancer”

10:35-11:05 a.m. - Hideo Baba, Kumamoto University

Fusobacterium Nucleatum and Esophageal Cancer”

11:05-11:35 a,m. - Gilad Bachrach, Hebrew University

“Tumor Targeting by Fusobacterium Nucleatum”

11:35-12:05 Break

12:05-1:35 Cancer Session II - Convener: Jorg Vogel

12:05-12:35 a.m. - Shuji Ogino, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Integrative Analyses of Lifestyle, Microbiota, and Tumor Immunity Give Insight into Etiologies

12:35-1:05 a.m. - Robert Holt, University of British Columbia

F. nucleatum and Host Immunity

1:05-1:35 a.m. - Wendy Garrett, Harvard University

Aspirin and Fusobacterium nucleatum

1:35-2:05 p.m.- Break

2:05-3:35 pm. Virulence Factors Session I - Convener: Gilad Bachrach

2:05-2:35 a.m. - Jorg Vogel, Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research

“The RNA Road to Understanding Fusobacterium Nucleatum”

2:35-3:05 a.m. - Emma Allen-Vercoe, University of Guelph

“Predation of Fusobacterium Nucleatum by Bdellovibrio spp: potential for therapeutic exploitation”

3:05-3:35 a.m. - Yiping Han, Columbia University

“Novel Insights into the Virulence Properties of FadA”

3:35-4:05 Break

4:05-5:35 Virulence Factors Session II - Convener: Yiping Han

4:05-4:35 a.m. - Hung Ton-That, UCLA

“Experimental Approaches to Define Virulent Determinants in Fusobacterium Nucleatum

4:35-5:05 a.m. - Daniel Slade, Virginia Tech

Taming the Beast: Bypassing RM Systems in Fusobacterium

5:05-5:35 a.m. - Renate Lux, UCLA

The rad operon of Fusobacterium nucleatum

5:35-5:45 Closing Remarks


Speakers / Biographies

Adam Bass, MD - Columbia University - Precision Cancer Center



Keynote: Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Meyerson serves as Professor of Pathology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, as Director of the Center for Cancer Genome Discovery at DFCI (with Dr. William Hahn), and as Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute. Dr. Meyerson received his MD in 1993 and PhD in 1994 from Harvard University. After a residency in clinical pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a research fellowship with Dr. Robert Weinberg at the Whitehead Institute, he joined DFCI in 1998. Dr. Meyerson has concentrated on using genomic approaches to understand the biology and genetics of human lung carcinomas. More broadly, his laboratory is focused on cancer genome discovery and pathogen discovery in human disease.


Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD - University of Guelph, Ontario Canada

Hideo Baba, MD, PhD - Kumamoto University, Japan

Gilad Bachrach, PhD - Hebrew University-Hadassan School of Dental Medicine, Israel

Wendy Garrett, MD, PhD - Harvard University, MA, USA

Yiping Han, PhD - Columbia University, NY, USA
Robert Holt, PhD - University of British Columbia, Canada

Jie Hong, PhD - Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, PRC

Renate Lux, PhD - UCLA School of Dentistry, CA, USA

Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD -Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MA, USA
Daniel Slade, PhD - Virginia Tech University, VA, USA

Hung Ton-That, PhD - UCLA School of Dentistry, CA, USA
Jorg Vogel, PhD - University of Wurzburg, Germany
- NEWS Jan.'21





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