1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRS Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Keynote Session: Pneumococcal Pathogenesis: Co-opting of Host Factors for Transmission and Disease
Haider Manzer (University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus, United States)
3:45 pm - 4:20 pm
Carlos Orihuela (The University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States) "Pneumococcal Pathogenesis: Co-Opting of Host Factors for Transmission and Disease"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Streptococcus Host-Pathogen Interactions and Physiology
Ronni da Silva (Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore), Babak Alibayov (University of Mississippi Medical Center, United States) and Elizabeth Tinder (St Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm
Andrew Nishimoto (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States) "Pneumococcal ß-Lactam Resistance Acquired by Interspecies Recombination Maintains Virulence Compared to De Novo Mutation"
7:40 pm - 7:45 pm
7:45 pm - 7:55 pm
Kristin Huse (Imperial College London, United Kingdom) "Soluble M1 Protein Acts as an Antiphagocytic Factor in the Presence of Fibrinogen and Serotype Specific Antibodies"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm
Adeline Supandy (Rice University, United States) "Resistance to Daptomycin-Fosfomycin Combination in
Enterococcus faecium Occurred Through Independent Pathways"
8:10 pm - 8:15 pm
8:15 pm - 8:25 pm
Julia Derk (CU Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus, United States) "Arachnoid Barrier Breakdown During GBS-Mediated Meningitis Infections"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm
Edroyal Womack (Georgia State University, United States) "Endogenous Hydrogen Peroxide Impacts Iron Availability and Heme Uptake in
Streptococcus pneumoniae During Growth on Hemoglobin."
8:40 pm - 8:45 pm
8:45 pm - 8:55 pm
Amanda Marple (University of Western Ontario, Canada) "Carbohydrate Metabolism and Niche Competition by
8:55 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 pm - 9:10 pm
Molly Sharp (New York University, United States) "Genetic Determinants of Capsular Polysaccharide Shedding in Group B
9:10 pm - 9:15 pm
9:15 pm - 9:25 pm
Christian Ahearn (University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, United States) "Phylogeny of Serine-Rich Repeat Protein Sialic-Acid-Binding Domains Among Members of the Genus
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Novel Explorations in Streptococcal Research
Magnus Jespersen (The University of Melbourne, Australia), Bharathi Sundaresh (Boston College, United States), Rebecca Keogh (CU Anschutz, United States) and Alexandra Peterson (University of Florida, United States)
9:00 am - 9:10 am
Luke Joyce (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States) "Group B Streptococcal Cellular Membrane Lipids at the Host-Pathogen Interface"
9:10 am - 9:15 am
9:15 am - 9:25 am
Mizpha Fernander (North Carolina A&T State University, United States) "Investigating the Genotypic and Phenotypic Adaptations of
S. mutans to Microgravity Using Experimental Evolution."
9:25 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 9:40 am
Vikrant Minhas (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) "Heterogeneous Single-Cell Responses Underlie Host-Pathogen Signaling During Pneumococcal Infection"
9:40 am - 9:45 am
9:45 am - 9:55 am
Ariane Neumann (Lund University, Sweden) "Host pathogen protein-protein interactions in Gram-positive anaerobic coccal infections"
9:55 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:10 am
Haris Antypas (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) "Delineating the neutrophil response in enterococcal infective endocarditis"
10:10 am - 10:15 am
10:15 am - 10:25 am
Marlyd Mejia (Baylor College of Medicine, United States) "Using a humanized microbiota mouse model to study the influence of vaginal microbes in Group B Streptococcus reproductive tract colonization"
10:25 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:40 am
Ouli Xie (Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia) "Clinical and Genomic Epidemiology of Invasive Group A and C/G
Streptococcus in Australia"
10:40 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 10:55 am
Corine Jackman Burden (Carnegie Mellon University, United States) "Mini-Bioreactors for the Study of Pneumococcal Cell-Cell Communication"
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
Mentorship Component: Science Communication
Alexander Lewis Marffy (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Michael Johnson (University of Arizona/NSURP, United States) "Science Communication: Controlling Your Narrative"
2:10 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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