Scientific Program

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Sunday, May 31

Plenary Sessions
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Engineering Microbial Communities
  • Healthy Waters, Healthy People: A Tribute to Rita Colwell
  • Metabolism at the Host-Bacterial Interface
  • Phages: The Next 100 Years


Afternoon Symposia

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • “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
  • Placeholder Genome Plasticity
  • Placeholder It’s All in the Context
  • Placeholder Metabolism in Microbial Symbioses
  • Placeholder Microbes in Microbes
  • Placeholder Dangerous Cargo of Bacterial Translocation Systems
  • Placeholder Population Forecasting


Special Interest Sessions

4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • Annual History of Microbiology Lecture – From Humor to Virus: The Microbiology of Yellow Fever in Historical Perspective
  • Contributions to “Extreme” Microbiology by Female Scientists
  • Immunology Issues and Infection in Hemoglobinopathy Populations with Health Disparities
  • Update on NIH’s Grant Application Submission and Peer Review Process

 

Monday, June 1

Plenary Sessions
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Placeholder Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Placeholder The Envelope Please
  • (R)evolutionary Crosstalk between Microbes and Planet Earth
  • Zombie Microbes: Dormancy, Latency, and Persistence


Afternoon Symposia

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • 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
  • Placeholder Antigenic Variation, Vaccine-Driven Evolution
  • Placeholder ASM Lecturer’s Choice
  • Placeholder Real Time Microbiology
  • Placeholder Unknown Unknowns


Special Interest Sessions

4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, June 2

Plenary Sessions
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Placeholder Blooming Microbes: Communities in Flux
  • 3rd Age Antimicrobials
  • Microbial Decision Making: Deciphering the Signals
  • Microbiome and Host Health: Quest for Causality
  • 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
  • Placeholder Precision Therapeutics
  • Placeholder Model Human Microbiome Systems (HMP2)
  • Placeholder Extremophile
  • Placeholder Stem Cell Remodeling
  • Placeholder Patho-Epigenetics
  • Placeholder Fungi