West Central CME 2017

March 16-18, 2017 in Banff, Alberta

Scientific Program

The scientific program is subject to changes.


Dr. Jean Macklaim PhD

London ON
As a Computational biologist at the University of Western Ontario, I have focused my research on “omics” studies to analyze host-microbiome interactions in humans (vaginal, gut, oral), plant (zea mays) and cultured cells. My expertise includes metatranscriptomics and interpretation of high-throughput sequence data (16S, DNAseq, RNAseq) to associate microbial functions with host phenotypes and metabolomics. Uniquely, I employ statistically rigorous methods from the field of compositional data analysis (CoDa) for microbiome studies. I am also very interested in data visualization, in scientific communication, and in outreach.


1. I do not have an affiliation (financial or otherwise) with a pharmaceutical, medical device or communications organization.

2. I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).