Young Investigator Oral Abstract Presentations

Submit your abstract to be considered for an oral presentation.  Select afternoon symposia at asm2015 will include four 15-minute oral presentations from submitted abstracts of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and assistant professors.


Here’s how it works:

  1. During the abstract submission process, select yes if you meet the criteria of a Young Investigator.
  2. Also during the abstract submission process, select yes to indicate that you would like your abstract to be considered for oral presentation.
  3. Choose the session(s) to which you would like to have your abstract submitted.
  4. The session conveners will review the accepted abstracts and notify those that have been selected.


PLEASE NOTE: You must first be selected for a poster presentation in order to be considered for a Young Investigator Oral Abstract Presentation. If you are not selected for an Oral Presentation you will still present a Poster.


Eligible Sessions

Sunday, May 31

  • “En-lightened” Microorganisms: What’s New with Phototrophic Microbes?
  • Life after Death
  • New Approaches for Natural Product Prospecting and Discovery
  • Next Generation Microbiology Education: Tried and True Evidence-Based Learning Strategies and Outcomes
  • Pre-Existing Conditions: Roles for the Microbiome and Host Genetics in Shaping the Response to Diet and Pathogen
  • Single Cell Dynamics


Monday, June 1

  • Benefits and Risks of Fresher and More Natural Food Trends
  • Evolution, Adaptation, and RNA Viral Scape to Insect and Human Sensing
  • General Motors
  • Holobionts and Their Hologenomes
  • Making a Happy Home: New Concepts in Niche Modulation by Microbial Pathogens
  • Oceans Alive
  • Pathogen Population Dynamics within the Host
  • Polymicrobial Community Development and Evolution


Tuesday, June 2

  • The Dark Biochemistry of Microbial Genomes: Unexpected Enzyme Reactions of “Genetic False Friends”
  • Discrete Genetic Changes in Bacteria that Impact Host Colonization
  • Emerging Frontiers in the Microbiology of Oil and Gas Degradation in Terrestrial and Marine Environments
  • Innate Immunity at the Host-Microbe Interface
  • New Life for an Old Regulator: New Developments in ppGpp Research
  • Shifting Paradigms: Diversity in Chemotaxis Signaling Systems