ASM Live

Be part of the audience at ASM Live, the live internet talk show of asm2015. Microbiologists from selected talks will sit down and discuss their research in depth with host Stan Maloy, Chair of the Microbe Magazine Editorial Board.

Tapings will take place in Meeting Room 351 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and meeting registrants are encouraged to attend. You can watch ASM Live below and topics will be archived immediately on YouTube and MicrobeWorld for future viewing.

(To ask a question please tweet it using the hash tag #asmlive. ASM Live is now mobile friendly.)


Please note: The following schedule is subject to change. All times are listed as Central Daylight Time. All events take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. 

Sunday, May 31

9:30 a.m. CDT - Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: What Are College Students Thinking? 

Panelists will discuss their preliminary results from a survey of 192 Oakland University undergraduate female students that revealed that although a vast majority of them are aware of the HPV vaccine, about 54% are not vaccinated. This indicates a lack of understanding about the consequences of an HPV infection.


Aishwarya Navalpakam, Oakland Univ. William Beaumont Sch. of Med.

10:30 a.m. CDT - A Critical Role of the Plant Microbiome for Immunocompetency

Panelists will discuss how much like the microbes in our gut, the plant microbiome also elicits a low-level immune response in the host plant. The researchers try to unravel the complexity of the plant microbiome to understand its functions and benefits to plant health.


James Kremer, Michigan State Univ.

11:30 a.m. CDT - Prevalence of Streptococcus mutans serotype k in American School Children

Presenters will discuss prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium, with a possible link to a number of systemic diseases that was found for the first time in a small cohort of African-American schoolchildren in a southwest Alabama town.


Stephanie Momeni, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham

Monday, June 1

9:00 a.m. CDT - Metabolic Activity Of The Skin Microbiome: Is Our First Line Of Defense Sleeping On The Job

The skin microbiome is considered our first line of defense against pathogens. Across our bodies, we are covered with a diverse assemblage of bacteria. Panelists will discuss how the skin can be a harsh environment for beneficial bacteria to live on and how these suboptimal conditions may cause some bacteria to enter a dormant state, while other bacteria may simply die.


Sarah Cummins, Indiana Univ.

Jay Lennon, Indiana Univ.

10:00 a.m. CDT - The Effect of Agion Silver Technology on the Bacterial Populations Found on Door Handles

Silver has recently been incorporated into a wide variety of consumer products including apparel, household appliances and even personal hygiene products. Presenters will discuss how the antibacterial effectiveness of Agion silver zeolite technology was tested on door handles across the Penn State Erie campus and after four years of sampling, a significant difference was observed between the bacterial populations isolated from silver versus control-coated door handles.


Beth Ann Potter, Penn State

12:00 p.m. CDT - An Epidemiological Survey of Toothbrush Contamination in Communal Bathrooms

Data confirms that there is transmission of fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms at Quinnipiac University and that toothbrushes can serve as a vector for transmission of potentially pathogenic organisms.


Lauren Aber, Quinnipiac Univ., Connecticut

2:00 p.m. CDT - ASM ¡en vivo!

ASM2015 tiene "sabor Latino" con ASM ¡en vivo! Tendremos una sección solo en Español donde los anfitriones, Greetchen Díaz y Gary Toranzos (Mundo de los Microbios) conversarán con sus invitados sobre historia de la microbiología, secuenciación y microbios y desarrollo de vacunas. Les esperamos.

Hosts: Greetchen Díaz (Ciencia Puerto Rico) and Gary Toranzos (Univ. of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras)


Ricard Guerrero (Univ. of Barcelona, Spain)
Historia de la microbiologia en España, su presente y futuroDr. Filipa Godoy-Vitorino (Interamerican University- Metro, Puerto Rico)
Secuenciacion de ultima generacion: sus usos y beneficios

Alfredo Torres (Univ. of Texas Med. Branch)
Enfoque holístico para el desarrollo de vacunas bacterianas 

Tuesday, June 2

9:00 a.m. CDT - Good Craft Beer Getting Spoiled by Bacteria

The risk of bacterial contamination in craft beer is high and beer spoilage bacteria can become a potential challenge for the growing craft brewing industry. Presenters will dicuss their research that showed that beer spoilage bacteria was found in 10 of 50 final product beer samples from four of the nine breweries tested in Houston.


Mary Goodman, Univ. of Houston

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