BLAST XV: January 20-25, 2019

Location: New Orleans, French Quarter, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 300 Canal Street, New Orleans.

Keynote speakers: Prof. Michael Laub (MIT, HHMI) and Prof. Roman Stocker (ETH, Zürich)

Sessions and Chairs:

Microbial Signal Perception  Chair – Victor Sourjik (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology)

Cellular Signal Processing  Chair – Regine Hengge (Humboldt University Berlin)

Signal Response: The output  Chair – Gladys Alexandre (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Interactions and Communities  Chair – Clay Fuqua (Indiana University)

Microbial Traits: Behavior, Development and Pathogenesis  Chair – Carl Bauer (Indiana University)

Integrative Approaches – Computer Models, Synthetic Biology, and Systems Biology Chair – Mark Goulian (University of Pennsylvania)

Latest Technology Innovations  Chair – Ming Hammond (University of California, Berkeley)

Our first few weeks at OSU

Moving the lab to another state is always a challenge. We are 80% operational now and we are working hard on closing the gap. Several first year graduate students expressed interest in rotating with us and we are looking forward to welcome them to the lab. All computers, half of the servers and a coffee maker are functional and the white boards are ready to be placed on the walls. We are on the roll.