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Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series 2024

Join Labroots for the highly anticipated 10th Annual Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series from September 3rd to 5th, 2024! This exclusive multi-day event brings together academia, industry leaders, research experts, virologists, microbiologists, and healthcare professionals for an unparalleled knowledge exchange and insights.

The 2024 Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series promises three days of dynamic presentations featuring invited lectures, engaging panel discussions, and groundbreaking poster presentations. It's your chance to delve into the latest global advancements in the fight against infectious diseases, including breakthroughs in microbiology & immunology research, and stay at the forefront of knowledge to enhance human, animal, and plant health.

Explore diverse topics such as virology, pathogenesis, genomics, epidemiology, microbial communities, and biofilms. Discover cutting-edge research driving the development of improved vaccines, diagnostics, and antiviral drugs for influenza and other infectious diseases.

Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with leading biomedical scientists and stay at the forefront of microbiology innovation. Join us at the 2024 Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series to be part of shaping the future of healthcare.

This year's tracks and focus areas include:

Day 1: September 3rd, 2024

Immunology:

  • Plant Response to Disease
  • Bacterial Immunologies
  • Vertebrate Adaptive Immune Systems
  • Immunopathology

Infectious Disease:

  • Virology
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Point of Care Diagnostics

Day 2: September 4th, 2024

Respiratory Viruses:

  • Novel Respiratory Virus Vaccines
  • Genomics of Respiratory Viruses
  • Influenza, RSV, SARS-CoV-2, Parainfluenza

Microbial Communities:

  • Microbiome-Based Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Evolution and Heterogeneity within Biofilms and other Microbial Communities
  • Multi-level Omics Data Integration

Day 3: September 5th, 2024

Environmental Microbiology:

  • Microbial Ecology and Diversity in Natural and Engineered Environments
  • Microbes in Agricultural Systems 
  • Bioremediation and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Microbial Responses to Climate Change and Environmental Stressors

Emerging Methods:

  • Machine-learning approaches (identifying and characterizing unannotated genes from the bacterial genomic 'dark matter')
  • Predicting Pathogen Evolution
  • AI Applications in Microbiology Research

This event is accepting abstract submissions for on-demand educational talks on relevant topics. For more information, please contact our Senior Scientific Editor, Sarah Hoffman (sarah.hoffman@labroots.com).

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2024 Microbiology Virtual Week. Submit your abstract here.

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open for 2 years from the date of the live event, and the webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing. 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.

Continuing Education - Labroots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this event, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation for a maximum of 50 credits.

Labroots is a proud partner of Chati, a virtual event platform that allows for the hosting of engaging and interactive virtual and hybrid events, catering to businesses of any vertical or size.

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When you attend the event remember to use the hashtag #LRmicro to follow the conversation and connect with other members of the global Microbiology community!

Follow @Microbiology_LR on Twitter and @Microbiology.LR on Facebook to connect with our specialist Microbiology Writers and stay up to date with the latest Trending News in Microbiology. And now, you can also join our Microbiology Interest Group on LinkedIn to connect with us, and the wider professional Microbiology community!


Speakers
  • Mashkoor A. Choudhry, PhD

    Professor, Loyola University of Chicago, School of Medicine
  • Dr. Ai-Ling Lin

    Professor of Radiology and Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Science Biological Sciences, University of Missouri
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Georgios Miliotis, PhD

    Lecturer, Discipline of Bacteriology, University of Galway
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeanne A. Jordan, PhD, HCLD(ABB), MT(ASCP)

    Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Susan Tuddenham, MD MPH

    Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shaun N. Robertson, PhD

    CEO- MiDx, Research Fellow & ICURe ECR, National Biofilms Innovation Centre, Biodiscovery Institute, University of Nottingham
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ali Rahnavard MS, PhD

    Associate Professor, Director of BS in Health Data Science, Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Stefan Green, PhD

    Director, Core Laboratory Services (Office of Research Affairs), Director, Genomics and Microbiome Core Facility (Office of Research Affairs), Institutional Official, RUSH University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Aileen Chang, MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University
  • Hannah Ledvina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder, The Aaron Whiteley Lab
  • Britni Livar

    Labroots Rising Star in Research Awardee, Grad Teaching Assistant, Biodesign Center for Fundamental & Applied Microbiomics, Fundamental & Applied Microbiomics Researchers

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Speakers


  • Mashkoor A. Choudhry, PhD

    Mashkoor A. Choudhry, PhD

    Professor, Loyola University of Chicago, School of Medicine

  • Dr. Ai-Ling Lin

    Dr. Ai-Ling Lin

    Professor of Radiology and Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Science Biological Sciences, University of Missouri

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Georgios Miliotis, PhD

    Georgios Miliotis, PhD

    Lecturer, Discipline of Bacteriology, University of Galway

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeanne A. Jordan, PhD, HCLD(ABB), MT(ASCP)

    Jeanne A. Jordan, PhD, HCLD(ABB), MT(ASCP)

    Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Milken Institute School of Public Health

  • Susan Tuddenham, MD MPH

    Susan Tuddenham, MD MPH

    Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shaun N. Robertson, PhD

    Shaun N. Robertson, PhD

    CEO- MiDx, Research Fellow & ICURe ECR, National Biofilms Innovation Centre, Biodiscovery Institute, University of Nottingham

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ali Rahnavard MS, PhD

    Ali Rahnavard MS, PhD

    Associate Professor, Director of BS in Health Data Science, Milken Institute School of Public Health

  • Stefan Green, PhD

    Stefan Green, PhD

    Director, Core Laboratory Services (Office of Research Affairs), Director, Genomics and Microbiome Core Facility (Office of Research Affairs), Institutional Official, RUSH University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Aileen Chang, MD

    Aileen Chang, MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University

  • Hannah Ledvina, PhD

    Hannah Ledvina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder, The Aaron Whiteley Lab

  • Britni Livar

    Britni Livar

    Labroots Rising Star in Research Awardee, Grad Teaching Assistant, Biodesign Center for Fundamental & Applied Microbiomics, Fundamental & Applied Microbiomics Researchers

Sponsors & Partners

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Event Series


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September 02, 2025 6:00 am Pacific Time

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September 05, 2023 5:30 am Pacific Time

Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series 2023

Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series 2022
September 06, 2022 6:00 am Pacific Time

Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series 2022

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

Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series 2021

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

Microbiology Week Virtual Event Series 2020

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

Microbiology & Immunology Virtual Event Series 2018

Microbiology & Immunology Virtual Event Series 2017
September 13, 2017 6:00 am Pacific Time

Microbiology & Immunology Virtual Event Series 2017

Microbiology & Immunology Virtual Event Series 2016
September 07, 2016 6:00 am Pacific Time

Microbiology & Immunology Virtual Event Series 2016

Microbiology Virtual Event Series 2015
September 02, 2015 6:00 am Pacific Time

Microbiology Virtual Event Series 2015

Program Committee

To download the Program Committee brochure here.


  • Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD, FAAAS

    Dr. Ehrlich is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCoM) in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He also directs: the Center for Genomic Sciences (CGS); the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing ...

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  • Matthew Flegal

    Matt entered the research field over 20 years ago as a lab animal technician at the TSI/Mason contract research facility. He has worked at both contract facilities such as TSI and OREAD Biosafety as well in industry at Pharmacia, Pfizer, and Sanofi-Aventis. During that period he ...

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  • Svetlana Y. Folimonova

    Dr. Svetlana Y. Folimonova received her PhD in Microbiology from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. She held a postdoctoral position at the S. R. Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma and a postdoctoral position at the University of Florida, Citrus Research and Education ...

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  • K. Leigh Greathouse, PhD, MPH, MS, RD

    Dr. K. Leigh Greathouse is an Assistant Professor at Baylor University with appointments in Biology and Nutrition. Her background spands the fields of cancer biology, epidemiology, and nutrition. She recived her Ph.D. from the University of Texas and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center ...

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  • Jonas Korlach

    Jonas Korlach was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Pacific Biosciences in July 2012. He was previously a Scientific Fellow, supporting commercial development of the PacBio RS II system and performing research aimed at developing new applications for SMRT technologies. He ...

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  • Stephen S. Morse, PhD, FAAM, F.A.C.E.

    Stephen S. Morse, Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where he also serves as Director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology certificate and as chair of the Columbia University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) ...

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  • Rupak Shivakoti, PhD

    Dr. Rupak Shivakoti received his MSPH in Public Health and his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the Johns Hopkins University. After a post-doctoral training in Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he is now an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at ...

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  • Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, MD PhD

    Dorottya earned her MD and PhD in clinical medicine from Semmelweis University of Medicine in Hungary. Holding postdoctoral fellowships at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital and Columbia University, she has 10+ years of experience in translational medicine ...

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  • Priscilla Li-ning Yang, PhD

    Priscilla earned her PhD in Bio-organic Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Following postdoctoral training in viral immunology at Scripps Research, she established her own research group combining chemical and pharmacological approaches to address fundamental ...

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  • Gaya K. Amarasinghe, PhD

    Dr. Gaya Amarasinghe is a biochemist, known for his contributions to defining mechanisms of viral replication and host-pathogen interactions for several prototype viruses. He began his research training at the Rockefeller University while completing his undergraduate degree at ...

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  • Stefan Green, PhD

    Stefan Green, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at RUSH University, and is also Director of the Genomics and Microbiome Core Facility (GMCF) and Director of Core Lab Services. He is a microbial ecologist and ...

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