1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Staff / Welcome and Introduction from the Chairs
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Keynote Session: Microbial Persistence
Michael Shuster (University of Maryland, College Park, United States)
3:45 pm - 3:50 pm
Introduction by Discussion Leader
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Sophie Helaine (Harvard Medical School, United States) "Unlocking bacterial persisters during infection"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Microbial Secretion Systems and Signaling
Chyden Chang (The University of Queensland, Australia)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Jake Colautti (McMaster University, Canada) "Adaptor proteins recruit diverse effectors to closely related type VI secretion system components"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pm
7:50 pm - 8:05 pm
Saumya Bandyopadhyay (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States) "
Legionella Employ a Cell Surface Signaling System to Maintain Replication Vacuole Integrity"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pm
8:10 pm - 8:25 pm
Esther Shmidov (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) "Multigenerational Recovery of Bacterial Defense in Response to Heat Stress"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Wendy Geslewitz (Northwestern University, United States) "Development of a
Neisseria gonorrhoeae CRISPR-Interference System to Study an Essential Phage-related Transcriptional Repressor"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pm
8:50 pm - 9:05 pm
Timothy Cho (University of Alberta, Canada) "The Sensor Domain of the Envelope Stress Sensor CpxA is a Novel Dimer of Extracytoplasmic Per-ARNT-Sim (PAS) Domains"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pm
9:10 pm - 9:25 pm
Anna Czerwinski (Kiel University, Germany) "Adaptation of Commensal Bacteria to Persist in C. elegans is Mediated by c-di-GMP"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Microbial Community Dynamics and Interactions
Sebastian Braus (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Xiaomei Ren (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Illinois Chicago, United States) "Genetic Redundancy Uncovers a Role for Ornithine Catabolism in
Acinetobacter baumannii Gut Colonization"
9:15 am - 9:20 am
9:20 am - 9:35 am
Stephanie Marroquin (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States) "Elucidating the Role of
Akkermansia muciniphila in Group B Streptococcal Vaginal Colonization and Ascending Infection"
9:35 am - 9:40 am
9:40 am - 9:55 am
Delaney Miller (Indiana University, United States) "Inside Out: How Honey Bee Symbiont Populations Persist Across Colony Niches"
9:55 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Kaitlin Yarrington (The University of Iowa, United States) "c-di-GMP Effector Proteins Control
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Twitching Chemotaxis Response to Staphylococcus aureus Secreted Peptides"
10:15 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 10:35 am
Bo Huey Chiang (University of California Santa Cruz, United States) "Metabolic Interactions Among Human Gut Bacteroides that Co-adhere to Dietary Glycan Particles"
10:35 am - 10:40 am
10:40 am - 10:55 am
Timmie Britton (University of California - Los Angeles, United States) "The Respiratory Enzyme Complex Rnf is Vital for Metabolic Adaptation and Virulence in
10:55 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Microbial Pathogenesis and Virulence Determinants
Sadia Sultana (Illinois State University, United States)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Jacques Augenstreich (University of Maryland College Park, United States) "Spatio-temporal Analysis of LC3 Association to
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Phagosomes in Human Macrophages"
1:45 pm - 1:50 pm
1:50 pm - 2:05 pm
Timothy Enroth (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States) "Elucidating the Function of MRSA SasF in Skin Colonization and Disease"
2:05 pm - 2:10 pm
2:10 pm - 2:25 pm
Gizem Ozbaykal-Guler (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom) "The Role of Heteromer Composition on Septin Cage Entrapment of
2:25 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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