Microbial Communities Symposium – CANCELLED


Infectious Diseases Institute Microbial Communities Symposium

April 21, 2020

Mathematical Biosciences Institute Auditorium, Jennings Hall

8:30-9am                 Breakfast

9:00-9:15am            Welcome, speaker introduction

9:15-10:15am            Keynote Speaker: Cathy Nagler – U. Chicago

Microbial Regulation of Allergic Responses to Food

10:15-10:45am         Coffee break

10:45am-12pm        Morning Session: Host-Microbe Interactions

        • Four 15 minute talks by OSU/NCH faculty, Two 5 minute trainee talks
          • Lauren Bakaletz – NCH
            • Redirecting the natural host immune response to eradicate biofilms in otitis media
          • Jonathan Jacobs – OSU CFAES
            • A cellulase as a molecular switch for bacterial vascular pathogenesis
          • Raj Deora – OSUMC
            • Biofilms: A Survival Mechanism that Contributes to the Resurgence of Pertussis
          • Anastasia Vlasova – OSU CFAES
            • Commensal bacteria, rotaviruses and host glycobiology

12-1:15pm                Lunch

1:15-2:15pm             Microbial Communities Updates / Discussion

        • Announce the new Center of Microbiome Science at OSU

2:15-3:30pm            Afternoon Session: Microbes in the Environment

        • Four 15 minute talks by OSU/NCH faculty, Two 5 minute trainee talks
          • Karen Dannemiller – OSU CoE
            • Microbial Growth in Human Habitats: On Earth and in Space
          • Virginia Rich – OSU, ASC
            • Climate change microbiology, permafrost
          • Jiyoung Lee – OSU CPH, CFAES
            • Toxic Cyanobacteria: Following their environmental journey & impact on human and ecosystem health
          • Richard Dick – OSU, CFAES
            • Shrub-Crop-Microbiome Interactions: A Novel Rhizosphere Alliance to Mitigate In-Season Drought in the Sahel

3:30-4:00pm             Coffee break

4:00-5:00pm             Keynote Speaker: Melissa Duhaime – University of Michigan

Virocell Metabolism

5:00-6:30pm             Microbial Communities Research Networking Mixer