Many studies of the intestinal microbiome, whether in vitro, in animal models, or in humans report only minimal information on dietary components even though there is substantial evidence that diet modulates composition of the microbiota. Although many aspects of microbiome studies show improved quality control over time, this has not always extended to diet.
The purpose of this workshop is to improve rigor and reproducibility in research on the colonic microbiome, identify important dietary information that should be reported and parameters to consider in design of studies, particularly for clinical studies on diet and the intestinal microbiome. A summary for the research community will be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Christopher Lynch, Office of Nutrition/NIH
Cindy Davis, Office of Dietary Supplements/NIH
Robert Karp, NIDDK/NIH
David Klurfeld, Agricultural Research Service/USDA
USDA/Agricultural Research Service
International Life Sciences Institute
May 26, 2017 or until full.
RSVP to Diet-Microbiome-Workshop@ars.usda.gov via email with your name, affiliation and phone number.
In-person registration is FULL; in-person registrations are being accepted as standby only starting March 1, 2017. Registration to view the meeting via web-ex is available at this time.