The Gordon Research Seminar on Chemical & Biological Terrorism Defense is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is on basic and translational research advances in the field of chemical defense and biological defense of humans, animals, and plants. Seminar and poster sessions will reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of this field and will cover topics including chemical and biological agent characterization, integration and application of foundational research into the defense strategy, and data handling.
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Dual Use Considerations for Chem/Bio Defense Research|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm ||Paul Keim (Northern Arizona University)|
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm ||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Chemical and Biological Agent Characterization|
|Discussion Leaders: Tamilselvam Batcha (University of Illinois) and Richard Rest (Drexel University)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm ||Ian Gut (USAMRICD)|
"Embryonic stem cell derived neurons are sensitive platform to study glutamate-induced excitogenic cell death"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm ||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm ||Erin Davis (Edgewood Chemical Biological Center)|
"Ultrahigh Vacuum Studies of Gas-Surface Interactions between Chemical Warfare Agents and Amorphous Silica"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm ||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm ||Zahra Chaudhry (John Hopkins University)|
"Understanding water uptake in bioaerosols using laboratory measurements, field tests, and modeling"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm ||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm ||Amber Murch (Defense Science and Technology Laboratory)|
"Understanding the Stringent Response in Yersinia pestis"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm ||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Application of Foundational Research into a Defense Strategy|
|Discussion Leaders: Katie Margulieux (University of Virginia) and Randall Murch (Virginia Tech)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am ||Brooke Pantazides (Center for Disease Control)|
"Detecting Organophosphorus Nerve Agent Exposure in Human Serum Using Butyrylcholinesterase Adducts as a Biomarker of Exposure"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am ||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am ||Nicholas Be (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)|
"Profiling of combat wounds through microbial and host biomarker detection"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am ||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am ||Eric Carnes (Sandia National Laboratories)|
"Targeted Delivery of Therapeutic Nucleic Acids to Virally-Infected Host Cells via Biomimetic Hybrid Nanoparticles"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am ||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am ||Chris Timmons (Oklahoma State University)
"Multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis for strain discrimination of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am ||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Bioinformatics and Modeling|
|Discussion Leader: Jon Daniels (Oklahoma State University) |
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm ||Robyn Moncrief (Oklahoma State University)|
"Machine learning and prediction of plant host-pathogen protein interactions in select agents"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm ||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm ||Russell Fielding (Gryphon Scientific)|
"Smallpox Epidemiological Modeling of a Bioterror Event and the implications for the Public Health Response"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm ||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|
Last Updated: February 7, 2013