AUG 28, 2023 11:00 AM PDT

Get Your Lab Samples Ready! Labroots to Host 9th Annual Microbiology Virtual Event Series, September 5-7, 2023!

Labroots is excited to announce that registration is open for the 9th Annual Event in the Microbiology Virtual Event Series, which will be held from September 5-7, 2023. This cheerful event is free to attend for all parties and will feature speakers from both industry and academia to discuss new avenues, key obstacles, and recent research in the current microbiology research community. Along with hearing from experts throughout the field of microbiology, attendees can also earn continuing education (CE) credits for their involvement in the event.

This year’s Microbiology Virtual Event hallmarks a myriad of specialists, including Dr. Gladys Alexandre, Professor, Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Dr. Sean Conlan, Associate Investigator, Microbial Genomics Section, National Human Genome Research Institute; Dr. Steeve Boulant, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, University of Florida, College of Medicine; and Dr. Melissa J. Caimano, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, UConn Health; to name a few.

"There’s still a lot that we don’t know about many pathogens and their interactions with the host during infection and particularly, the host responses after infection,” said Dr. Gaya Amarasinghe, one of the keynote speakers who is an Alumni Endowed Professor of Pathology and Immunology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. “These are critical for understanding threats as well as therapeutic opportunities. The significance of such approaches was further highlighted during the recent COVID 19 pandemic as well as outbreaks involving the Ebola virus and the Zika virus.  Our goal is to define how key host-viral interactions contribute to hemorrhagic fever virus infections. Our studies will primarily focus on filoviruses and bunyaviruses. These are known causative agents of recent outbreaks of viral hemorrhagic fever."

Also speaking as a keynote at the event is Dr. Nischay Mishra, Assistant Professor at The Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University, who had this to say about their presentation: 

“Preparation for future pandemics start with timely pathogen discovery, rapid affordable diagnostics, efficient containment, and availability of such tools globally. The CII is committed to developing cutting-edge molecular and serological platforms, discovering pathogens, monitoring infectious diseases, studying zoonoses/reverse zoonoses events, responding to outbreaks and pandemics, and explaining role of microbes in acute and chronic illnesses. We have collaboration with scientists from 50+ countries, and we are building advanced research capacity worldwide. We have identified 2,000+ viruses, developed accurate microbial screening and diagnostic techniques, and obtained regulatory approvals."

Event topics and tracks for this year’s event include:

Day 1- Immunology:

  • Plant Defenses to Infections

  • Innate Immunity to Virus Infection

  • Host response to Bacterial infection

Day 2- Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses:

  • Respiratory Viruses

  • Virus Replication

  • Viral Vaccines

Microbes and Their Communities:

  • Precision Microbiome Therapy in Cancer

  • The Microbiome in Women's Health

  • Biofilms

  • Viromes and Bacteriophages

    • Metagenomics

Day 3- Infectious Disease:

  • Parasites and Host Responses 

  • Antimicrobial Resistance, New Therapeutic Strategies, and AI-Enabled Drug Discovery

  • Emerging Fungal Infections

  • Vector-borne Infectious Diseases

    • Arboviruses

Click here to learn more about this year’s event, its speakers, and how to contribute.

During the event, feel free to use the hashtag #LRMicrobio to follow the conversation online while building connections with other members of the global Microbiology community! Please be sure to follow Labroots on X (formerly known as Twitter) @Microbiology_LR, Facebook @Microbiology.LR, and join the Labroots Microbiology and Immunology LinkedIn group to stay on top of the most recent trending news and events!

About the Author
Master's (MA/MS/Other)
Laurence Tognetti is a six-year USAF Veteran who earned both a BSc and MSc from the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Laurence is extremely passionate about outer space and science communication, and is the author of "Outer Solar System Moons: Your Personal 3D Journey".
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