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September 15th-16th, 2017
Title: Microorganisms as multicellular organisms: development and differentiation.
Wayne State University
Friday Sept 15th

ASM Board Dinner (Location: Bobcat Bonnies, 1800 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI, 48216)

8:00 -10 pm
Social Mixer (Location: Brew Detroit, 1401 Abbott St., Detroit, MI, 48216)
Saturday Sept 16th
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration/ Student poster setup Continental Breakfast and Coffee

9:00 - 9:10 am

Introduction and Welcome from Organizers: Penelope Higgs & Jared Schrader

Opening Remarks: Dr. Phil Pellett, Chair, Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, Wayne State University, School of Medicine


9:10 - 10:00 am

Plenary Session 1
Sean Crosson, PhD

"Environmental adaptation in diverse bacterial niches"
University of Chicago
10:10 - 10:30 am Coffee Break
Poster/Vendor viewing

10:30 - 10:45 am




Subodh Samrat PhD, Wayne State University“Cis and Trans Regulatory Elements Involved in the Nucleus-to-Cytoplasm Translocation of HSV-1 ICP0”

Sandra D. Olenic, Michigan State University“Inhibition of an Intramembrane Metalloprotease that Cleaves a Pro-? during Bacterial Sporulation”

Austin Vanwyk, Ferris State University “Horizontal Gene Transfer in the Presence of Antiseptics”

Robert W.P. Glowacki, University of Michigan“Ribose Metabolism in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron Plays an Important Role In Vivo in a Diet-Dependent Manner, and may Represent a Nutrient Niche Exploited by Commensals and Pathogens”

11:50 - 1:00 pm

Lunch and Business Meeting
1:00 - 1:50 pm
Plenary Session 2
Daniel Kearns, PhD "Swarming motility and flagellar number control in Bacillus subtilis" Indiana University-Bloomington

2:00 - 3:00 pm Poster session

3:00 - 3:50 pm

Plenary Session 3
Lee Kroos, PhD
"Sensory Transduction in the Gene Regulatory Network Governing Myxococcus Development"
Michigan State University


4:00-4:10 pm Awards and announcements

4:10 pm

Board Meeting

Planning Committee:

Penelope Higgs & Jared Schrader

Mager Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific



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