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ONE HEALTH Epigenomics: From Soil to People

The workshop goal is to start a dialogue between plant and animal scientists and public health professionals about the need to incorporate environmental epigenomics tools in long-term assessments of health risks to the environment, plants, animals and people caused by endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs: metals, pesticides, PAHs), insecticidal toxins and microbial transgenes present in genetically modified crops (GMOs) and our food supply. Invited speakers will address the holistic concept of ‘ONE HEALTH Epigenetics’ to help conserve biodiversity of healthy ecosystems in light of climate change, to produce healthy animals, to protect human health long-term. A severe bacterial disease of shrimp, Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrotic Disease (AHPND), also called Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS), will be used to highlight health considerations regarding horizontal transfer (HGT) of microbial transgenes present in GMOs, EDCs and antibiotics in feeds, and antibiotic resistance (AR). Topics covered by speakers: interactions of Glyphosate and plant disease, Glyphosate/stacked transgenes and AR, epigenetics of EDCs and bacteria (AHPND-causing Vibrio parahaemolyticus with a plasmid encoding binary Photorhabdus insect-related (Pir) toxins pirA and pirB, proteins with overall structural topology similar to that of the Bacillus Cry insecticidal pore-forming toxin, despite the low sequence identity), transposable elements (TEs) of bacteria and shrimp, DNA methylation of Vibrios and shrimp, non-coding RNAs and RNAi silencing of TEs, HGT and emerging zoonoses, and the need to more rigorously assess the intergenerational safety of GMO-based crops to non-target species using modern environmental epigenetics technologies, and more transparent risk assessments to address public demand for labeling of GMOs.
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM-6:10 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 4-5 (2nd Floor)
Organizer:
Acacia Alcivar-Warren
4:00 PM
Glyphosate and other Contaminants of Concern in Water, Sediment, and Soil in the United States
William Battaglin, U.S. Geological Survey Colorado Water Science Center; Paul Bradley, U.S. Geological Survey; Michael Meyer, U.S. Geological Survey

4:40 PM
Vibrio parahaemolyticus: An Opportunistic Marine Pathogen Becomes Virulent by Acquiring a Plasmid that Expresses a Deadly Toxin
Chung-Te Lee, Institute of Bioinformatics and Biosignal Transduction, College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National Cheng Kung University; I-Tung Chen, Institute of Bioinformatics and Biosignal Transduction, College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National Cheng Kung University; Han-Ching Wang, Institute of Biotechnology, College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National Cheng Kung University; Hao-Ching Wang, Graduate Institute of Translational Medicine, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University; Lien-I Hor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University; Chu-Fang Lo, Institute of Bioinformatics and Biosignal Transduction, College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National Cheng Kung University

5:00 PM
Horizontal Gene Transfer (HGT) and Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance (TgEI): The Transposases of AHPND-causing Vibrio parahaemolyticus and V. harveyi, Bacillus thuringiensis, and the Pacific Whiteleg Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannam
Acacia Alcivar-Warren, Environmental Genomics, Inc.; Sonia Soto-Rodríguez, CIAD, A.C. Unidad Mazatlán; Jianhai Xiang, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Raquel Silveira, Centro de Investigaciones Pesqueras; Gustavo Arencibia Carballo, Centro de Investigaciones Pesqueras; Chinnaiah Amutha, Madurai Kamaraj University; Bruno Gomez-Gil, CIAD, A.C. Unidad Mazatlán

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