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  • Paul Turner, PhD

    Paul Turner, PhD

    Henry Ford II Professor and Departmental Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology Faculty, Yale School of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Neil Osheroff, PhD

    Neil Osheroff, PhD

    Professor of Biochemistry, John Coniglio Chair in Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Condie Carmack, PhD

    Condie Carmack, PhD

    Vice President of Precision Oncology, Vela Dx

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Charles Chiu, MD, PhD

    Charles Chiu, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Medicine / Infectious Diseases Director, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center Associate Director, UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laborat

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nathan Crook, PhD

    Nathan Crook, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Scholar , Washington University School of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rob Dunn, PhD

    Rob Dunn, PhD

    Professor, Applied Ecology, NC State University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Megan Hochstrasser, PhD

    Megan Hochstrasser, PhD

    Science Communications Manager, Innovative Genomics Institute

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Levi Kirwin

    Levi Kirwin

    Director, Commercial Marketing, Accelerate Diagnostics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sabra L. Klein, PhD

    Sabra L. Klein, PhD

    Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and International Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Co-director, Center for Women's Health, Sex, and Gender Research

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Punya Nachappa, PhD

    Punya Nachappa, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Purdue University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Peter Nagy, PhD

    Peter Nagy, PhD

    Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josh Quick

    Josh Quick

    Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Winnie Ridderberg, PhD

    Winnie Ridderberg, PhD

    Senior Scientist, Microbial Genomics, QIAGEN

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. James Snyder

    Dr. James Snyder

    Director of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Molecular Diagnostics at University of Louisville Hospital

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer Spinler, PhD

    Jennifer Spinler, PhD

    Instructor, Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nobuhiro Suzuki, PhD

    Nobuhiro Suzuki, PhD

    Professor, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Thomas, PhD

    John Thomas, PhD

    Professor Emeritus, WVU School of Medicine Certified, "High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director" (HCLD)(ABB)

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, FCCP

    Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, FCCP

    Consultant Medical Microbiologist

    BIOGRAPHY
SEP 13 - 14 2017

Microbiology & Immunology Virtual Event Series 2017

The 3rd Annual Event in the Microbiology & Immunology Virtual Event Series is now On-Demand!

Join us in bringing the Microbiology research community together online in discovering new concepts, tools and techniques to apply to ongoing research and diagnostics. This conference is free to attend.

Microbiology and Immunology cover an immense scope, encompassing various industries and research areas including pharmaceuticals, medicine, agriculture, and space. The development of new techniques and the ability to sequence organisms without the need to grow them in the laboratory has opened up a new world of microbial diversity and complexity we know little about. Being able to explore this biodiversity and use new knowledge for drug discovery and biotechnology applications is an exciting and expanding area of research.

With progress made toward learning more about the world of microbiology and disease, the need for more rapid diagnosis, increased standardization of testing and greater adaptability to manage threats from newly evolved infectious microorganisms will become more and more apparent. The combination of the new tools being developed along with advancements in basic knowledge can lead to profound changes and growth in Microbiology and Immunology.

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. You can participate in exactly those parts which you are interested in and be back at your desk or bench in an instant. Virtual events remove time and place restrictions and ensure that everyone who wants to participate can do so. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global microbiology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Topics for this years virtual conference included:

  • Virology and Bacteriology  
  • Antimicrobial
  • Food Microbiology
  • Beneficial Microbes
  • Immune Biomarkers: The Promises of Gene Sequencing and Personalized Medicine


Continuing Education
By participating in this virtual event and watching webcast presentations, you can earn Free Continuing Education (PACE) and/or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. To earn educational credits, you must view an entire presentation. Following the presentation you must click on the educational credit link provided for that particular speaker and follow the required process. Once you have completed the process, you will receive a certificate for the educational credit.

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Speakers
  • Paul Turner, PhD

    Henry Ford II Professor and Departmental Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology Faculty, Yale School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Neil Osheroff, PhD

    Professor of Biochemistry, John Coniglio Chair in Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Condie Carmack, PhD

    Vice President of Precision Oncology, Vela Dx
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Charles Chiu, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Medicine / Infectious Diseases Director, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center Associate Director, UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laborat
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nathan Crook, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Scholar , Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rob Dunn, PhD

    Professor, Applied Ecology, NC State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Megan Hochstrasser, PhD

    Science Communications Manager, Innovative Genomics Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Levi Kirwin

    Director, Commercial Marketing, Accelerate Diagnostics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sabra L. Klein, PhD

    Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and International Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Co-director, Center for Women's Health, Sex, and Gender Research
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Punya Nachappa, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Purdue University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Peter Nagy, PhD

    Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josh Quick

    Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Winnie Ridderberg, PhD

    Senior Scientist, Microbial Genomics, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. James Snyder

    Director of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Molecular Diagnostics at University of Louisville Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer Spinler, PhD

    Instructor, Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nobuhiro Suzuki, PhD

    Professor, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • John Thomas, PhD

    Professor Emeritus, WVU School of Medicine Certified, "High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director" (HCLD)(ABB)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, FCCP

    Consultant Medical Microbiologist
    BIOGRAPHY

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Agenda

  • SEP 14, 2017 1:30 PM PDT

    Clinical and Economic Benefits of Faster Phenotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

    Levi Kirwin
    Director, Commercial Marketing, Accelerate Diagnostics
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: Accelerate Diagnostics
  • SEP 14, 2017 1:30 PM PDT

    Dissecting the ecological and molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction between plant viruses and their insect vectors

    Punya Nachappa, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Purdue University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 12:00 PM PDT

    How to deploy a portable lab for the surveillance of emerging infectious diseases

    Josh Quick
    Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 10:30 AM PDT

    Clinical and Laboratory Studies of Zika Virus Infection

    Charles Chiu, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Medicine / Infectious Diseases Director, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center Associate Director, UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laborat
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 10:30 AM PDT

    Sex as a Biological Variable in Microbial Pathogenesis

    Sabra L. Klein, PhD
    Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and International Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Co-director, Center for Women's Health, Sex, and Gender Research
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 9:00 AM PDT

    Development of tools enabling tunable, in situ delivery of therapeutics using probiotics

    Nathan Crook, PhD
    Postdoctoral Research Scholar , Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 7:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: A Mechanistic Approach to Overcoming Antibacterial Drug Resistance

    Neil Osheroff, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry, John Coniglio Chair in Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 6:00 AM PDT

    A neo-virus lifestyle exhibited by a (+)ssRNA virus hosted in an unrelated dsRNA virus: taxonomic and evolutionary considerations

    Nobuhiro Suzuki, PhD
    Professor, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 6:00 AM PDT

    BENEFICIAL MICROBES: Sharing of the Microbial Informational Library

    John Thomas, PhD
    Professor Emeritus, WVU School of Medicine Certified, "High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director" (HCLD)(ABB)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 13, 2017 1:30 PM PDT

    Integration of the Simplexa C. difficile Direct assay in a two-step algorithm for the laboratory diagnosis of C. difficile

    Dr. James Snyder
    Director of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Molecular Diagnostics at University of Louisville Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: DiaSorin
  • SEP 13, 2017 1:30 PM PDT

    The escalating challenges of antimicrobial resistance and the efforts to conquer these threats

    Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, FCCP
    Consultant Medical Microbiologist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 13, 2017 12:00 PM PDT

    High Resolution Outbreak Tracing and Resistance Detection using Whole Genome Sequencing in the case of a Mycobacterium tuberculosis Outbreak

    Winnie Ridderberg, PhD
    Senior Scientist, Microbial Genomics, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 13, 2017 10:30 AM PDT

    The Science of Farm to Table: Sourdough Bread as a Microcosm of the Global Food Crisis

    Rob Dunn, PhD
    Professor, Applied Ecology, NC State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 13, 2017 9:00 AM PDT

    How Biomarker Testing Shapes Immunotherapy

    Condie Carmack, PhD
    Vice President of Precision Oncology, Vela Dx
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: Vela Diagnostics
  • SEP 13, 2017 9:00 AM PDT

    Insights into virus replication: the role of co-opted host proteins and lipids

    Peter Nagy, PhD
    Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 13, 2017 7:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: Using phage to select for evolution of reduced virulence in pathogenic bacteria

    Paul Turner, PhD
    Henry Ford II Professor and Departmental Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology Faculty, Yale School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 13, 2017 6:00 AM PDT

    Microbe Wars: The Rise of CRISPR Immunity and Technology

    Megan Hochstrasser, PhD
    Science Communications Manager, Innovative Genomics Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 13, 2017 6:00 AM PDT

    Next-generation probiotics targeting C. difficile infection

    Jennifer Spinler, PhD
    Instructor, Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Virology and Bacteriology
  • SEP 13, 2017 6:00 AM PDT

    Microbe Wars: The Rise of CRISPR Immunity and Technology

    Megan Hochstrasser, PhD
    Science Communications Manager, Innovative Genomics Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 13, 2017 7:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: Using phage to select for evolution of reduced virulence in pathogenic bacteria

    Paul Turner, PhD
    Henry Ford II Professor and Departmental Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology Faculty, Yale School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 13, 2017 9:00 AM PDT

    Insights into virus replication: the role of co-opted host proteins and lipids

    Peter Nagy, PhD
    Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 13, 2017 1:30 PM PDT

    Integration of the Simplexa C. difficile Direct assay in a two-step algorithm for the laboratory diagnosis of C. difficile

    Dr. James Snyder
    Director of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Molecular Diagnostics at University of Louisville Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: DiaSorin
  • SEP 14, 2017 6:00 AM PDT

    A neo-virus lifestyle exhibited by a (+)ssRNA virus hosted in an unrelated dsRNA virus: taxonomic and evolutionary considerations

    Nobuhiro Suzuki, PhD
    Professor, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 10:30 AM PDT

    Clinical and Laboratory Studies of Zika Virus Infection

    Charles Chiu, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Medicine / Infectious Diseases Director, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center Associate Director, UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laborat
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 12:00 PM PDT

    How to deploy a portable lab for the surveillance of emerging infectious diseases

    Josh Quick
    Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 1:30 PM PDT

    Dissecting the ecological and molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction between plant viruses and their insect vectors

    Punya Nachappa, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Purdue University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Beneficial Microbes
  • SEP 13, 2017 6:00 AM PDT

    Next-generation probiotics targeting C. difficile infection

    Jennifer Spinler, PhD
    Instructor, Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 6:00 AM PDT

    BENEFICIAL MICROBES: Sharing of the Microbial Informational Library

    John Thomas, PhD
    Professor Emeritus, WVU School of Medicine Certified, "High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director" (HCLD)(ABB)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 9:00 AM PDT

    Development of tools enabling tunable, in situ delivery of therapeutics using probiotics

    Nathan Crook, PhD
    Postdoctoral Research Scholar , Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Immune Biomarkers: The Promises of Gene Sequencing and Personalized Medicine
  • SEP 13, 2017 9:00 AM PDT

    How Biomarker Testing Shapes Immunotherapy

    Condie Carmack, PhD
    Vice President of Precision Oncology, Vela Dx
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: Vela Diagnostics
  • SEP 13, 2017 12:00 PM PDT

    High Resolution Outbreak Tracing and Resistance Detection using Whole Genome Sequencing in the case of a Mycobacterium tuberculosis Outbreak

    Winnie Ridderberg, PhD
    Senior Scientist, Microbial Genomics, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Food Microbiology
  • SEP 13, 2017 10:30 AM PDT

    The Science of Farm to Table: Sourdough Bread as a Microcosm of the Global Food Crisis

    Rob Dunn, PhD
    Professor, Applied Ecology, NC State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Antimicrobial
  • SEP 13, 2017 1:30 PM PDT

    The escalating challenges of antimicrobial resistance and the efforts to conquer these threats

    Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, FCCP
    Consultant Medical Microbiologist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 7:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: A Mechanistic Approach to Overcoming Antibacterial Drug Resistance

    Neil Osheroff, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry, John Coniglio Chair in Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 10:30 AM PDT

    Sex as a Biological Variable in Microbial Pathogenesis

    Sabra L. Klein, PhD
    Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and International Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Co-director, Center for Women's Health, Sex, and Gender Research
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SEP 14, 2017 1:30 PM PDT

    Clinical and Economic Benefits of Faster Phenotypic Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

    Levi Kirwin
    Director, Commercial Marketing, Accelerate Diagnostics
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: Accelerate Diagnostics
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September 06, 2022 6:00 am Pacific Time

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Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series 2021
September 07, 2021 6:00 am Pacific Time

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Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series 2020
September 08, 2020 5:30 am Pacific Time

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Influenza Virtual Event Series 2019
November 06, 2019 6:00 am Pacific Time

Influenza Virtual Event Series 2019

Microbiology & Immunology Virtual Event Series 2019
September 11, 2019 6:00 am Pacific Time

Microbiology & Immunology Virtual Event Series 2019

Infectious Disease Virtual Event Series 2019
April 25, 2019 6:00 am Pacific Time

Infectious Disease Virtual Event Series 2019

Microbiology & Immunology Virtual Event Series 2018
September 12, 2018 6:00 am Pacific Time

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Microbiology & Immunology Virtual Event Series 2016
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Program Committee

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  • Tony Rook

    Tony A. Rook leads the Microbiology Resource Center at The Sherwin-Williams Company in Cleveland, OH, USA, where he has built a world-class Microbiology Center of Excellence to focus on global preservation strategies, continuous improvement of industrial hygiene practices, and ...

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  • Emily Hollister

    Emily Hollister is the Director, R&D, Computational Biology for Diversigen. An accomplished microbial ecologist, her microbiome experience ranges from soils and biofuel production systems to the human microbiome and pre-clinical disease models. She leads a team of ...

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  • Marilyn Roossinck

    Dr. Roossinck received a PhD in 1986 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Microbiology and Immunology, studying Hepatitis B virus, on an National Institutes of Health fellowship. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University, where she began studying ...

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  • Glenn Tillotson

    Glenn is a Senior Vice President at Cempra Inc in Chapel Hill, USA. He is trained in medical microbiology and infectious diseases and almost 30 of pharmaceutical industry experience in various areas including clinical research, commercialization, scientific communications ...

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  • Radhakrishna Tirumalai, PhD

    Radhakrishna Tirumalai, PhD US Pharmacopeial Convention Dr. Tirumalai has been at the USP since 2003 and is currently a Principal Scientific Liaison in the Global Science and Standards Division. He is the Staff Liaison to the USP Expert Committees on Microbiology, and Toxicology ...

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  • Ivan Brukner

    Dr Ivan Brukner entered into genomic era back in 1989 (ex-Yugoslavia), trying to describe and solve repeating sequence "branching motif problem" in building whole genome sequence. Next 5-10 years, his research was targeting sequence-dependent DNA structural problems, where ...

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  • Philip Geis

    Philip A. Geis is a native Texan who earned bachelor and doctor of philosophy degrees in microbiology and mycology from The University of Texas. Between these efforts, he served in the US Army with final duty as clinical microbiologist for the Army's 45th field hospital APO ...

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