The Gordon Research Seminar on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The 2016 STIM GRS will focus on recent advances
in cutting-edge molecular genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry to better understand
signaling networks, intercellular communication, and multicellularity in the
bacterial world. Specific topics will include gene regulation, mechanisms of
motility, community behavior, as well as sensory transduction in two-component
signaling systems, chemotaxis systems, and non-canonical signaling networks. The
meeting will conclude with a mentorship panel focusing on scientific careers in
a diversity of settings.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
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||Two-Component and Chemotactic Signal Transduction|
|Discussion Leader: C. Keith Cassidy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Cynthia Darnell (Duke University, USA)|
"Systems Biology Approaches to Understanding Stress in Archaea"
|4:00 pm - 4:05 pm||Discussion|
|4:05 pm - 4:20 pm||Jessica Gullett (The University of Tennessee, USA)|
"Regulation of Bacterial Chemotaxis and Cell Length at Division by a Multifunctional CheA1 Histidine Kinase"
|4:20 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Novel Models and Signaling Systems|
|Discussion Leader: Daniela Keilberg (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Randy Lacey (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)|
"Ethylene Stimulates Phototaxis in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 Through the Ethylene Receptor SynETR1"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Bonnie Chaban (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)|
"Building a Bigger Motor – Understanding the Diversity and Evolution of the Epsilon-Proteobacteria Flagellar Motor"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Shuangyu Bi (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany)|
"Engineering Chemoreceptors to Detect Novel Molecules"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Katie Thornton (University of York, United Kingdom)|
"Exploring Archaeal Swimming Patterns in 3D with Digital Holographic Microscopy"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Signaling, Microbial Physiology and Pathogenesis|
|Discussion Leader: Susanne Brenzinger (Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Paula Corsini (University College London, United Kingdom)|
"The Regulation of Arsenic Metabolism"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Michael Gebhardt (University of Chicago, USA)|
"GigA and GigB Comprise a Signalling Axis Controlling Antibiotic Resistance, Environmental Stress Resistance and Virulence in Acinetobacter baumannii"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Shumin Tan (Tufts University School of Medicine, USA)|
"Exploiting Reporter Strains to Unravel Mycobacterium tuberculosis Sensing and Response to Environmental Cues"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Julie Huang (Stanford University, USA)|
"Finding Its Niche: Survival Strategies of Helicobacter pylori in the Stomach"
|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: Jonathan Willett (University of Chicago, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
- Nicolas Biais (Brooklyn College, USA)
- Jennifer Leeds (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, USA)
- Tracy Raivio (University of Alberta, Canada)
- Janet Wilson (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|