The Gordon Research Seminar on Microbial Stress Response is a unique forum for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
will be the second meeting of the Microbial
Stress Response GRS, which will be held in conjunction with the Gordon Research
Conference on Microbial Stress Response. The meeting will integrate research
across basic and applied
scientific fields to explore topics including but not limited to: 1)
microbial responses to biotic and abiotic stress, 2) microbial stress
responses in interspecies environments, 3) stress-induced changes in
microbial lifestyles, and 4) detecting microbial stress responses. The
two-day seminar will include cutting-edge research presented by young
scientists as well as a mentoring panel composed of leading researchers
in microbiology and microbial stress. Speakers and discussion leaders will be chosen from submitted abstracts.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Microbial Stress Response" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
The conference is also supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Final Meeting Program
|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||Keynote Session: Mechanism and Regulation of Biofilm Formation|
|Discussion Leader: Julia Willett (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Fitnat Yildiz (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)|
Regulation of Biofilm Formation"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Stress-Induced Changes in Microbial Lifestyles|
|Discussion Leader: Saumya Gopalkrishnan (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Gleb Pishchany (Harvard Medical School, USA)|
"Interspecies Interactions Induce Antimicrobial Activity"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Christina Savage (University of Kentucky, USA)|
"DNA-Binding Protein SpoVG Influences Regulation of Glycerol Metabolism by Borrelia burgdorferi When Inside the Tick Midgut"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Jason Yang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Broad Institute, USA)|
"Antibiotic-Induced Host Metabolites Alter Antibiotic Susceptibility"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Paul Price (Brigham Young University, USA)|
"Deciphering the Language of Symbiotic Compatibility"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Detecting Microbial Stress Responses|
|Discussion Leader: Magdalena Steinrueck (IST Austria, Austria)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Kelley Gallagher (John Innes Centre, United Kingdom)|
"Regulation of Sporulation in the Model Organism Streptomyces venezuelae"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Brett Babin (California Institute of Technology, USA)|
"Non-Canonical Amino Acids for Selective Proteomics: Physiology of an Antibiotic-Tolerant Biofilm Subpopulation"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Sander Govers (KU Leuven, Belgium)|
"Stochastic Survival-Assay Reveals Rapid Sister Cell Differentiation During Clonal Growth"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Elizabeth Selleck Fiore (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard Medical School, USA)|
"Identification of the Intrinsic Resistome of Enterococcus faecalis"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Career Panel|
|Discussion Leader: Philip Bennallack (Brigham Young University, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:25 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Careers in Science"|
- Christine Dunham (Emory University, USA)
- Amy Gehring (Williams College, USA)
- Christopher Hayes (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
- Michael Laub (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
- Fitnat Yildiz (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
|2:25 pm - 2:30 pm||Closing Remarks|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
The view, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army position, policy, or decision, unless so designated by other documentation.
This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Award Number: DE-SC0015453.
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13 AI126973-01 from the National Institute of Allergy, and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.