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SEP 6 - 8 2022

Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series 2022

Labroots is excited to bring together academia and industry, research experts, virologists, microbiologists, healthcare professionals, and leading biomedical scientists under one roof at our 8th Annual Event in the Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series, held on September 6-8, 2022!

Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series 2022 offers a 3-day content-rich program with invited lectures, thought-provoking discussions, and a virtual poster hall to explore global developments in interdisciplinary microbiology. Discussions will cover the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases and new discoveries that have the potential to improve human, animal, and plant health. Additional topics range from virology, pathogenesis, genomics, and epidemiology to microbial communities and biofilms, to research into improved vaccines, diagnostics, and antiviral drugs for Influenza.

This year's event includes the following topics and tracks:

Day 1 - September 6th:

Immunology:

  • Plant Defenses to Disease
  • Bacterial Responses to Infections
  • Host Immune Response to Bacterial Pathogens
  • Innate Immunity

Day 2 - September 7th: 

Respiratory Viruses:

  • Genomics of Viruses
  • Immunity to Viruses
  • Emerging and Re-Emerging Respiratory Viruses

Microbial Communities:

  • The Microbiome in Cancer Risk and Treatment
  • The Microbiome in Women's Health
  • Viromes and Bacteriophages

Day 3 - September 8th: 

Infectious Disease:

  • Viral Replication
  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Novel Antimicrobial Strategies
  • Point of Care Diagnostics – Lessons from COVID-19 Testing
  • Viral Vaccines

Big Data in Infectious Disease and Host Response:

  • Genomic Epidemiology and Pandemic Preparedness
  • Systems Biology
  • Integrative Analysis of Multi-Omics Data

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present your data to a global audience via a PDF poster with optional video summary, and discuss the results with interested colleagues across the globe through email or our virtual networking lounge. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2022 Microbiology Virtual Week. Read about how to optimize your poster for a virtual audience here.  

  • Submit your abstract here.

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open for 2 years from the date of the live event, and the webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global microbiology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Continuing Education - Labroots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this event, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation for a maximum of 50 credits.

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Speakers
  • Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician in Infectious Diseases, Brigham & Women's Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jon Armstrong, MSc

    Vice President of Research and Development, Jumpcode Genomics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dylan Barbera

    Global Product Manager, UNGS Genotyping
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Irene Bosch, PhD

    CEO and Founder IDx20 Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Anna Bruchez, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Leann Buhrow, PhD

    R&D Scientist, Molecular Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Claudia Chiocchini

    Staff Scientist, R&D, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dirk Dittmer, Ph.D., MS

    Professor, UNC Department of Microbiology and Immunology Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Viral Genomics (Vironomics) Core
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marissa Fahlberg

    Assistant Director of the Flow Cytometry Core at Tulane National Primate Research Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Graham Freimanis, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Scientist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Smita Gopinath, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Daniel Griffin, MD, PhD

    Chief, Division of Infectious Disease - at OPTUM TriState, Clinical Instructor of Medicine - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Medicine-Division of Infectious Diseases
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pranabashis Haldar, PhD

    Associate Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Lead Physician for Clinical TB Services, Leicester Glenfield Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Daniel Hand, PhD

    Senior Field Application Scientist EMEA, QIAGEN Digital Insights
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Priyanka Jain

    Co-Founder and CEO, Evvy
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Martin Jankowiak, PhD

    Machine Learning Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kate L. Jeffrey, Phd

    Executive Director Moderna Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alexis Kaushansky, PhD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children's Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Daisy Leung, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Amir Mitchell, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Department of Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology, Program in Molecular Medicine. University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Wendy W.K. Mok, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics UConn Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Juliet Morrison, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology University of California, Riverside
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bryan Mounce, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josef Neu, M.D.

    Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Florida
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dominic O'Neil, MS, MBA

    Director of Microbiome Product Development, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Megan Pesch, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor in Development and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shaun N. Robertson, PhD

    Research Fellow & ICURe ECR, National Biofilms Innovation Centre, Biodiscovery Institute, University of Nottingham
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Samuel Rulli, PhD

    Senior Global Product Manager, RNA Profiling , QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jonathan Shaffer, PhD, MBA

    Director, R&D, NGS Assay Technologies, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Megan L. Stanifer, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida, College of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ronald Swanstrom, PhD

    Postelle Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Co-Director of the UNC CFAR University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dieter M. Tourlousse, PhD

    Senior Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Susan Tuddenham, MD MPH

    Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Imre Varju, MD, PhD, MPH

    Research Fellow, Semmelweis University, Academic Trainee, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Francisco Veas, PhD

    Research Director and Professor, Montpellier University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ingrida Vendelė, PhD

    R&D Manager for Molecular and Synthetic Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Aaron Whiteley, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder
    BIOGRAPHY

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Agenda

  • Congenital Cytomegalovirus: The Case for Newborn Screening
    SEP 08, 2022 3:00 PM PDT

    Congenital Cytomegalovirus: The Case for Newborn Screening

    Megan Pesch, MD, MS
    Assistant Professor in Development and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 08, 2022 1:30 PM PDT

    Panel Presentation: Optimization of Wastewater SARS-CoV-2 Samples to Enable NGS-based Detection of Emerging Variants

    Dominic O'Neil, MS, MBA, Jonathan Shaffer, PhD, MBA
    Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
    Dominic O'Neil, MS, MBA
    Director of Microbiome Product Development, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
    Jonathan Shaffer, PhD, MBA
    Director, R&D, NGS Assay Technologies, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 08, 2022 12:00 PM PDT

    Panel Presentation: RT-LAMP: Best Practices and Tips to Accelerate Detection of Viral Pathogens, Including SARS-CoV-2

    Ingrida Vendelė, PhD, Leann Buhrow, PhD
    Ingrida Vendelė, PhD
    R&D Manager for Molecular and Synthetic Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    BIOGRAPHY
    Leann Buhrow, PhD
    R&D Scientist, Molecular Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Keynote Presentation: Lipoprotein Receptors are Evolutionarily Conserved Cellular Receptors for Divergent Alphaviruses with Live Q&A
    SEP 08, 2022 10:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: Lipoprotein Receptors are Evolutionarily Conserved Cellular Receptors for Divergent Alphaviruses with Live Q&A

    Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician in Infectious Diseases, Brigham & Women's Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Keynote Presentation: Strategies for Epidemics Containment in the Context of the Anthropocene's Planet Degradation with Live Q&A
    SEP 08, 2022 9:00 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: Strategies for Epidemics Containment in the Context of the Anthropocene's Planet Degradation with Live Q&A

    Francisco Veas, PhD
    Research Director and Professor, Montpellier University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Fast and Reliable Gene Synthesis for Optimized Protein Expression
    SEP 08, 2022 7:30 AM PDT

    Fast and Reliable Gene Synthesis for Optimized Protein Expression

    Claudia Chiocchini
    Staff Scientist, R&D, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Covid Testing Challenges And Opportunities;  A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    Covid Testing Challenges And Opportunities; A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    Irene Bosch, PhD
    CEO and Founder IDx20 Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Getting Ready for The Next Pandemic: Communication of Data in Crisis Mode

    Getting Ready for The Next Pandemic: Communication of Data in Crisis Mode

    Imre Varju, MD, PhD, MPH
    Research Fellow, Semmelweis University, Academic Trainee, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Improved RNA-Seq Data Quality from Low-Input and FFPE Samples Using Enzyme-Free Ribosomal RNA Removal Kits
    SEP 08, 2022 6:00 AM PDT

    Improved RNA-Seq Data Quality from Low-Input and FFPE Samples Using Enzyme-Free Ribosomal RNA Removal Kits

    Samuel Rulli, PhD
    Senior Global Product Manager, RNA Profiling , QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
  • Inferring Selection Effects in SARS-CoV-2 with Bayesian Viral Allele Selection

    Inferring Selection Effects in SARS-CoV-2 with Bayesian Viral Allele Selection

    Martin Jankowiak, PhD
    Machine Learning Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Towards Using Host Targeted Interventions Against Infectious Diseases

    Towards Using Host Targeted Interventions Against Infectious Diseases

    Alexis Kaushansky, PhD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children's Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Transposon Mediated Forward Genetic Screens Identify Cell Intrinsic Resistance to Emerging Viral Pathogens

    Transposon Mediated Forward Genetic Screens Identify Cell Intrinsic Resistance to Emerging Viral Pathogens

    Anna Bruchez, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Viruses Behaving Badly: How Viruses Subvert Cellular Metabolism to Replicate

    Viruses Behaving Badly: How Viruses Subvert Cellular Metabolism to Replicate

    Bryan Mounce, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • High-Sensitivity, Targeted NGS Variant Detection of Viral and Bacterial Pathogens: A Novel Solution for Healthcare and Environmental Surveillance and Research
    SEP 07, 2022 3:00 PM PDT

    High-Sensitivity, Targeted NGS Variant Detection of Viral and Bacterial Pathogens: A Novel Solution for Healthcare and Environmental Surveillance and Research

    Dylan Barbera
    Global Product Manager, UNGS Genotyping
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
  • Validation and Standardization Of DNA Extraction and Library Construction Methods for Metagenomics-Based Human Fecal Microbiome Measurements
    SEP 07, 2022 1:30 PM PDT

    Validation and Standardization Of DNA Extraction and Library Construction Methods for Metagenomics-Based Human Fecal Microbiome Measurements

    Dieter M. Tourlousse, PhD
    Senior Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
  • A Universal "Day Zero" Infectious Disease Testing Strategy Exploiting CRISPR-based Sample Depletion and Metagenomic Sequencing with Live Q&A
    SEP 07, 2022 12:00 PM PDT

    A Universal "Day Zero" Infectious Disease Testing Strategy Exploiting CRISPR-based Sample Depletion and Metagenomic Sequencing with Live Q&A

    Jon Armstrong, MSc
    Vice President of Research and Development, Jumpcode Genomics
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  Jumpcode Genomics
  • Keynote Presentation: Functional Consequences of the Human Enteric Virome in IBD
    SEP 07, 2022 10:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: Functional Consequences of the Human Enteric Virome in IBD

    Kate L. Jeffrey, Phd
    Executive Director Moderna Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 07, 2022 9:00 AM PDT

    Panel Presentation: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Summit: Identifying Antimicrobial Resistance from Sample to Insight

    Daniel Hand, PhD, Dominic O'Neil, MS, MBA, Dylan Barbera
    Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
    Daniel Hand, PhD
    Senior Field Application Scientist EMEA, QIAGEN Digital Insights
    BIOGRAPHY
    Dominic O'Neil, MS, MBA
    Director of Microbiome Product Development, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
    Dylan Barbera
    Global Product Manager, UNGS Genotyping
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Keynote Presentation: The Importance of Timing: Managing COVID-19 with Live Q&A
    SEP 07, 2022 7:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: The Importance of Timing: Managing COVID-19 with Live Q&A

    Daniel Griffin, MD, PhD
    Chief, Division of Infectious Disease - at OPTUM TriState, Clinical Instructor of Medicine - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Medicine-Division of Infectious Diseases
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bacterial Response and Adaptation to Host-Targeting Chemotherapies Alters Drug Metabolism

    Bacterial Response and Adaptation to Host-Targeting Chemotherapies Alters Drug Metabolism

    Amir Mitchell, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Department of Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology, Program in Molecular Medicine. University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Polymicrobial Biofilms: The Importance of Building Better Biofilm Models for Research Translation

    Polymicrobial Biofilms: The Importance of Building Better Biofilm Models for Research Translation

    Shaun N. Robertson, PhD
    Research Fellow & ICURe ECR, National Biofilms Innovation Centre, Biodiscovery Institute, University of Nottingham
    BIOGRAPHY
  • The Vaginal Microbiome and Susceptibility to Urogenital Infections

    The Vaginal Microbiome and Susceptibility to Urogenital Infections

    Susan Tuddenham, MD MPH
    Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • The Vaginal Microbiome and Women's Health

    The Vaginal Microbiome and Women's Health

    Priyanka Jain
    Co-Founder and CEO, Evvy
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Vaginal Microbiome and Immunity

    Vaginal Microbiome and Immunity

    Smita Gopinath, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Viral Genomics of SARS-CoV-2 and its Variants

    Viral Genomics of SARS-CoV-2 and its Variants

    Dirk Dittmer, Ph.D., MS
    Professor, UNC Department of Microbiology and Immunology Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Viral Genomics (Vironomics) Core
    BIOGRAPHY
  • cGas-Like Enzymes in Bacterial Immunity
    SEP 06, 2022 3:00 PM PDT

    cGas-Like Enzymes in Bacterial Immunity

    Aaron Whiteley, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Escaping The Lung - What Can Circulating Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Dna Tell Us About Tb Infection in Humans?
    SEP 06, 2022 1:30 PM PDT

    Escaping The Lung - What Can Circulating Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Dna Tell Us About Tb Infection in Humans?

    Pranabashis Haldar, PhD
    Associate Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Lead Physician for Clinical TB Services, Leicester Glenfield Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dissecting Host/Pathogen Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Epithelium
    SEP 06, 2022 12:00 PM PDT

    Dissecting Host/Pathogen Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Epithelium

    Megan L. Stanifer, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida, College of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 06, 2022 10:30 AM PDT

    Panel Presentation: Validating a Fluorescence Cell Sorter for Infectious Disease and Immunology Applications

    Marissa Fahlberg, Matt Riddle
    Sponsored By:  Miltenyi Biotec
    Marissa Fahlberg
    Assistant Director of the Flow Cytometry Core at Tulane National Primate Research Center
    BIOGRAPHY
    Matt Riddle
    Flow Cytometry Specialist at Miltenyi Biotec
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Accelerating Vaccine Development with Automated HTS Library Prep
    SEP 06, 2022 9:00 AM PDT

    Accelerating Vaccine Development with Automated HTS Library Prep

    Graham Freimanis, PhD
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  Tecan
  • Keynote Presentation: AI and Multi-Omics in Perinatal Period
    SEP 06, 2022 7:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: AI and Multi-Omics in Perinatal Period

    Josef Neu, M.D.
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Florida
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mechanisms of Immune Evasion by RSV Nonstructural Proteins

    Mechanisms of Immune Evasion by RSV Nonstructural Proteins

    Daisy Leung, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pleural Macrophages Promote Recovery From Influenza Virus Infection

    Pleural Macrophages Promote Recovery From Influenza Virus Infection

    Juliet Morrison, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology University of California, Riverside
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Resistance To Darunavir and Fifth Generation HIV Protease Inhibitors

    Resistance To Darunavir and Fifth Generation HIV Protease Inhibitors

    Ronald Swanstrom, PhD
    Postelle Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Co-Director of the UNC CFAR University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sensitizing Antibiotic-Tolerant Bacteria to Topoisomerase Inhibitors to Reduce Infection Relapse and Resistance Development

    Sensitizing Antibiotic-Tolerant Bacteria to Topoisomerase Inhibitors to Reduce Infection Relapse and Resistance Development

    Wendy W.K. Mok, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics UConn Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Infectious Disease
    • Antimicrobial Resistance and Novel Antimicrobial Strategies
    • Resistance To Darunavir and Fifth Generation HIV Protease Inhibitors

      Resistance To Darunavir and Fifth Generation HIV Protease Inhibitors

      Ronald Swanstrom, PhD
      Postelle Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Co-Director of the UNC CFAR University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Sensitizing Antibiotic-Tolerant Bacteria to Topoisomerase Inhibitors to Reduce Infection Relapse and Resistance Development

      Sensitizing Antibiotic-Tolerant Bacteria to Topoisomerase Inhibitors to Reduce Infection Relapse and Resistance Development

      Wendy W.K. Mok, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics UConn Health
      BIOGRAPHY
    • SEP 07, 2022 9:00 AM PDT

      Panel Presentation: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Summit: Identifying Antimicrobial Resistance from Sample to Insight

      Daniel Hand, PhD, Dominic O'Neil, MS, MBA, Dylan Barbera
      Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
      Daniel Hand, PhD
      Senior Field Application Scientist EMEA, QIAGEN Digital Insights
      BIOGRAPHY
      Dominic O'Neil, MS, MBA
      Director of Microbiome Product Development, QIAGEN
      BIOGRAPHY
      Dylan Barbera
      Global Product Manager, UNGS Genotyping
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Towards Using Host Targeted Interventions Against Infectious Diseases

      Towards Using Host Targeted Interventions Against Infectious Diseases

      Alexis Kaushansky, PhD
      Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children's Hospital
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Viral Replication
    • Viruses Behaving Badly: How Viruses Subvert Cellular Metabolism to Replicate

      Viruses Behaving Badly: How Viruses Subvert Cellular Metabolism to Replicate

      Bryan Mounce, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Transposon Mediated Forward Genetic Screens Identify Cell Intrinsic Resistance to Emerging Viral Pathogens

      Transposon Mediated Forward Genetic Screens Identify Cell Intrinsic Resistance to Emerging Viral Pathogens

      Anna Bruchez, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Keynote Presentation: Lipoprotein Receptors are Evolutionarily Conserved Cellular Receptors for Divergent Alphaviruses with Live Q&A
      SEP 08, 2022 10:30 AM PDT

      Keynote Presentation: Lipoprotein Receptors are Evolutionarily Conserved Cellular Receptors for Divergent Alphaviruses with Live Q&A

      Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D.
      Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician in Infectious Diseases, Brigham & Women's Hospital
      BIOGRAPHY
    • SEP 08, 2022 12:00 PM PDT

      Panel Presentation: RT-LAMP: Best Practices and Tips to Accelerate Detection of Viral Pathogens, Including SARS-CoV-2

      Ingrida Vendelė, PhD, Leann Buhrow, PhD
      Ingrida Vendelė, PhD
      R&D Manager for Molecular and Synthetic Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific
      BIOGRAPHY
      Leann Buhrow, PhD
      R&D Scientist, Molecular Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Congenital Cytomegalovirus: The Case for Newborn Screening
      SEP 08, 2022 3:00 PM PDT

      Congenital Cytomegalovirus: The Case for Newborn Screening

      Megan Pesch, MD, MS
      Assistant Professor in Development and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Point of Care Diagnostics - Lessons from COVID-19 Testing
    • Covid Testing Challenges And Opportunities;  A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

      Covid Testing Challenges And Opportunities; A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

      Irene Bosch, PhD
      CEO and Founder IDx20 Inc.
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Viral Vaccines
    • Fast and Reliable Gene Synthesis for Optimized Protein Expression
      SEP 08, 2022 7:30 AM PDT

      Fast and Reliable Gene Synthesis for Optimized Protein Expression

      Claudia Chiocchini
      Staff Scientist, R&D, Thermo Fisher Scientific
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Point of Care Diagnostics
    • Keynote Presentation: Strategies for Epidemics Containment in the Context of the Anthropocene's Planet Degradation with Live Q&A
      SEP 08, 2022 9:00 AM PDT

      Keynote Presentation: Strategies for Epidemics Containment in the Context of the Anthropocene's Planet Degradation with Live Q&A

      Francisco Veas, PhD
      Research Director and Professor, Montpellier University
      BIOGRAPHY
  • Respiratory Viruses
    • Immunity to Viruses
    • Pleural Macrophages Promote Recovery From Influenza Virus Infection

      Pleural Macrophages Promote Recovery From Influenza Virus Infection

      Juliet Morrison, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology University of California, Riverside
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Emerging and Re-Emerging Respiratory Viruses
    • Mechanisms of Immune Evasion by RSV Nonstructural Proteins

      Mechanisms of Immune Evasion by RSV Nonstructural Proteins

      Daisy Leung, PhD
      Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Washington University School of Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
    • A Universal "Day Zero" Infectious Disease Testing Strategy Exploiting CRISPR-based Sample Depletion and Metagenomic Sequencing with Live Q&A
      SEP 07, 2022 12:00 PM PDT

      A Universal "Day Zero" Infectious Disease Testing Strategy Exploiting CRISPR-based Sample Depletion and Metagenomic Sequencing with Live Q&A

      Jon Armstrong, MSc
      Vice President of Research and Development, Jumpcode Genomics
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sponsored By:  Jumpcode Genomics
    • Genomics of Viruses
    • Viral Genomics of SARS-CoV-2 and its Variants

      Viral Genomics of SARS-CoV-2 and its Variants

      Dirk Dittmer, Ph.D., MS
      Professor, UNC Department of Microbiology and Immunology Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Viral Genomics (Vironomics) Core
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Emerging and Re-emerging Respiratory Viruses
    • Keynote Presentation: The Importance of Timing: Managing COVID-19 with Live Q&A
      SEP 07, 2022 7:30 AM PDT

      Keynote Presentation: The Importance of Timing: Managing COVID-19 with Live Q&A

      Daniel Griffin, MD, PhD
      Chief, Division of Infectious Disease - at OPTUM TriState, Clinical Instructor of Medicine - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Medicine-Division of Infectious Diseases
      BIOGRAPHY
  • Big Data in Infectious Disease and Host Response
    • Integrative Analysis of Multi-Omics Data
    • Keynote Presentation: AI and Multi-Omics in Perinatal Period
      SEP 06, 2022 7:30 AM PDT

      Keynote Presentation: AI and Multi-Omics in Perinatal Period

      Josef Neu, M.D.
      Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Florida
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Genomic Epidemiology and Pandemic Preparedness
    • Inferring Selection Effects in SARS-CoV-2 with Bayesian Viral Allele Selection

      Inferring Selection Effects in SARS-CoV-2 with Bayesian Viral Allele Selection

      Martin Jankowiak, PhD
      Machine Learning Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
      BIOGRAPHY
  • Immunology
    • Innate Immunity
    • Dissecting Host/Pathogen Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Epithelium
      SEP 06, 2022 12:00 PM PDT

      Dissecting Host/Pathogen Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Epithelium

      Megan L. Stanifer, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida, College of Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Host Immune Response to Bacterial Pathogens
    • Escaping The Lung - What Can Circulating Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Dna Tell Us About Tb Infection in Humans?
      SEP 06, 2022 1:30 PM PDT

      Escaping The Lung - What Can Circulating Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Dna Tell Us About Tb Infection in Humans?

      Pranabashis Haldar, PhD
      Associate Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Lead Physician for Clinical TB Services, Leicester Glenfield Hospital
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Bacterial Responses to Infections
    • cGas-Like Enzymes in Bacterial Immunity
      SEP 06, 2022 3:00 PM PDT

      cGas-Like Enzymes in Bacterial Immunity

      Aaron Whiteley, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder
      BIOGRAPHY
  • Microbial Communities
    • The Microbiome in Cancer Risk and Treatment
    • Bacterial Response and Adaptation to Host-Targeting Chemotherapies Alters Drug Metabolism

      Bacterial Response and Adaptation to Host-Targeting Chemotherapies Alters Drug Metabolism

      Amir Mitchell, PhD
      Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Department of Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology, Program in Molecular Medicine. University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Polymicrobial Biofilms: The Importance of Building Better Biofilm Models for Research Translation

      Polymicrobial Biofilms: The Importance of Building Better Biofilm Models for Research Translation

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      Research Fellow & ICURe ECR, National Biofilms Innovation Centre, Biodiscovery Institute, University of Nottingham
      BIOGRAPHY
    • The Microbiome in Women's Health
    • Vaginal Microbiome and Immunity

      Vaginal Microbiome and Immunity

      Smita Gopinath, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health
      BIOGRAPHY
    • The Vaginal Microbiome and Susceptibility to Urogenital Infections

      The Vaginal Microbiome and Susceptibility to Urogenital Infections

      Susan Tuddenham, MD MPH
      Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
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      The Vaginal Microbiome and Women's Health

      Priyanka Jain
      Co-Founder and CEO, Evvy
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    • Viromes and Bacteriophages
    • Keynote Presentation: Functional Consequences of the Human Enteric Virome in IBD
      SEP 07, 2022 10:30 AM PDT

      Keynote Presentation: Functional Consequences of the Human Enteric Virome in IBD

      Kate L. Jeffrey, Phd
      Executive Director Moderna Therapeutics
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    • Validation and Standardization Of DNA Extraction and Library Construction Methods for Metagenomics-Based Human Fecal Microbiome Measurements
      SEP 07, 2022 1:30 PM PDT

      Validation and Standardization Of DNA Extraction and Library Construction Methods for Metagenomics-Based Human Fecal Microbiome Measurements

      Dieter M. Tourlousse, PhD
      Senior Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sponsored By:  QIAGEN
  • Big Data in ID and Host Response
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      BIOGRAPHY

Speakers


  • Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D.
    Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician in Infectious Diseases, Brigham & Women's Hospital

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jon Armstrong, MSc
    Jon Armstrong, MSc

    Vice President of Research and Development, Jumpcode Genomics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dylan Barbera
    Dylan Barbera

    Global Product Manager, UNGS Genotyping

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Irene Bosch, PhD
    Irene Bosch, PhD

    CEO and Founder IDx20 Inc.

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Anna Bruchez, PhD
    Anna Bruchez, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Leann Buhrow, PhD
    Leann Buhrow, PhD

    R&D Scientist, Molecular Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Claudia Chiocchini
    Claudia Chiocchini

    Staff Scientist, R&D, Thermo Fisher Scientific

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dirk Dittmer, Ph.D., MS
    Dirk Dittmer, Ph.D., MS

    Professor, UNC Department of Microbiology and Immunology Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Viral Genomics (Vironomics) Core

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marissa Fahlberg
    Marissa Fahlberg

    Assistant Director of the Flow Cytometry Core at Tulane National Primate Research Center

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Graham Freimanis, PhD
    Graham Freimanis, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Scientist

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Smita Gopinath, PhD
    Smita Gopinath, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Daniel Griffin, MD, PhD
    Daniel Griffin, MD, PhD

    Chief, Division of Infectious Disease - at OPTUM TriState, Clinical Instructor of Medicine - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Medicine-Division of Infectious Diseases

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pranabashis Haldar, PhD
    Pranabashis Haldar, PhD

    Associate Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Lead Physician for Clinical TB Services, Leicester Glenfield Hospital

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Daniel Hand, PhD
    Daniel Hand, PhD

    Senior Field Application Scientist EMEA, QIAGEN Digital Insights

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Priyanka Jain
    Priyanka Jain

    Co-Founder and CEO, Evvy

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Martin Jankowiak, PhD
    Martin Jankowiak, PhD

    Machine Learning Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kate L. Jeffrey, Phd
    Kate L. Jeffrey, Phd

    Executive Director Moderna Therapeutics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alexis Kaushansky, PhD
    Alexis Kaushansky, PhD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children's Hospital

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Daisy Leung, PhD
    Daisy Leung, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Washington University School of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Amir Mitchell, PhD
    Amir Mitchell, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Department of Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology, Program in Molecular Medicine. University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Wendy W.K. Mok, PhD
    Wendy W.K. Mok, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics UConn Health

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Juliet Morrison, PhD
    Juliet Morrison, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology University of California, Riverside

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bryan Mounce, PhD
    Bryan Mounce, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josef Neu, M.D.
    Josef Neu, M.D.

    Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Florida

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dominic O'Neil, MS, MBA
    Dominic O'Neil, MS, MBA

    Director of Microbiome Product Development, QIAGEN

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Megan Pesch, MD, MS
    Megan Pesch, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor in Development and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shaun N. Robertson, PhD
    Shaun N. Robertson, PhD

    Research Fellow & ICURe ECR, National Biofilms Innovation Centre, Biodiscovery Institute, University of Nottingham

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Samuel Rulli, PhD
    Samuel Rulli, PhD

    Senior Global Product Manager, RNA Profiling , QIAGEN

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jonathan Shaffer, PhD, MBA
    Jonathan Shaffer, PhD, MBA

    Director, R&D, NGS Assay Technologies, QIAGEN

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Megan L. Stanifer, PhD
    Megan L. Stanifer, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida, College of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ronald Swanstrom, PhD
    Ronald Swanstrom, PhD

    Postelle Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Co-Director of the UNC CFAR University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dieter M. Tourlousse, PhD
    Dieter M. Tourlousse, PhD

    Senior Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Susan Tuddenham, MD MPH
    Susan Tuddenham, MD MPH

    Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Imre Varju, MD, PhD, MPH
    Imre Varju, MD, PhD, MPH

    Research Fellow, Semmelweis University, Academic Trainee, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Francisco Veas, PhD
    Francisco Veas, PhD

    Research Director and Professor, Montpellier University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ingrida Vendelė, PhD
    Ingrida Vendelė, PhD

    R&D Manager for Molecular and Synthetic Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Aaron Whiteley, PhD
    Aaron Whiteley, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder

    BIOGRAPHY

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  • Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD, FAAAS

    Dr. Ehrlich is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCoM) in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He also directs: the Center for Genomic Sciences (CGS); the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing ...

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  • Matthew Flegal

    Matt entered the research field over 20 years ago as a lab animal technician at the TSI/Mason contract research facility. He has worked at both contract facilities such as TSI and OREAD Biosafety as well in industry at Pharmacia, Pfizer, and Sanofi-Aventis. During that period he ...

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  • Svetlana Y. Folimonova

    Dr. Svetlana Y. Folimonova received her PhD in Microbiology from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. She held a postdoctoral position at the S. R. Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma and a postdoctoral position at the University of Florida, Citrus Research and Education ...

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  • K. Leigh Greathouse, PhD, MPH, MS, RD

    Dr. K. Leigh Greathouse is an Assistant Professor at Baylor University with appointments in Biology and Nutrition. Her background spands the fields of cancer biology, epidemiology, and nutrition. She recived her Ph.D. from the University of Texas and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center ...

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  • Jonas Korlach

    Jonas Korlach was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Pacific Biosciences in July 2012. He was previously a Scientific Fellow, supporting commercial development of the PacBio RS II system and performing research aimed at developing new applications for SMRT technologies. He ...

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  • Stephen S. Morse, PhD, FAAM, F.A.C.E.

    Stephen S. Morse, Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where he also serves as Director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology certificate and as chair of the Columbia University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) ...

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  • Rupak Shivakoti, PhD

    Dr. Rupak Shivakoti received his MSPH in Public Health and his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the Johns Hopkins University. After a post-doctoral training in Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he is now an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at ...

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  • Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, MD PhD

    Dorottya earned her MD and PhD in clinical medicine from Semmelweis University of Medicine in Hungary. Holding postdoctoral fellowships at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital and Columbia University, she has 10+ years of experience in translational medicine ...

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  • Priscilla Li-ning Yang, PhD

    Priscilla earned her PhD in Bio-organic Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Following postdoctoral training in viral immunology at Scripps Research, she established her own research group combining chemical and pharmacological approaches to address fundamental ...

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