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SEP 6 - 8 2022 Opens: 6:00 AM PDT

Microbiology Virtual Week 2022

Labroots is excited to bring together academia and industry, research experts, virologists, microbiologists, healthcare professionals, and leading biomedical scientists under one roof at our 8th Annual Microbiology Virtual Week, held on September 6-8, 2022!

Microbiology Virtual Week 2022 offers a 3-day content-rich program with invited lectures, thought-provoking discussions, and a virtual poster hall to explore global developments for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases and discoveries in microbiology & immunology research that will improve human, animal, and plant health, including virology, pathogenesis, genomics and epidemiology, microbial communities and biofilms, and research to find improved vaccines, diagnostics, and antiviral drugs for Influenza.

This year's event includes the following topics and tracks:

Immunology:

  • Plant Defenses to Disease
  • Bacterial Responses to Infections
  • Host Immune Response to Bacterial Pathogens
  • Innate Immunity

Infectious Disease:

  • Viral Replication
  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Novel Antimicrobial Strategies
  • Point of Care Diagnostics – Lessons from COVID-19 Testing
  • Viral Vaccines

Respiratory Viruses:

  • Genomics of Viruses
  • Immunity to Viruses
  • Emerging and Re-Emerging Respiratory Viruses

Microbial Communities:

  • The Microbiome in Cancer Risk and Treatment
  • The Microbiome in Women's Health
  • Viromes and Bacteriophages

Big Data in Infectious Disease and Host Response:

  • Genomic Epidemiology and Pandemic Preparedness
  • Systems Biology
  • Integrative Analysis of Multi-Omics Data

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present your data to a global audience via a PDF poster with optional video summary, and discuss the results with interested colleagues across the globe through email or our virtual networking lounge. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2022 Microbiology Virtual Week. Read about how to optimize your poster for a virtual audience here.  

  • 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.

Connect with us!

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
  • Dirk Dittmer, Ph.D., MS

    Professor, UNC Department of Microbiology and Immunology Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Viral Genomics (Vironomics) Core
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pranabashis Haldar, PhD

    Associate Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Lead Physician for Clinical TB Services, Leicester Glenfield Hospital.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kate L. Jeffrey, Phd

    Executive Director Moderna Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Juliet Morrison, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology University of California, Riverside
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ronald Swanstorm, PhD

    Postelle Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Co-Director of the UNC CFAR University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    BIOGRAPHY

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Agenda
  • Escaping The Lung - What Can Circulating Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Dna Tell Us About Tb Infection in Humans?
    Escaping The Lung - What Can Circulating Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Dna Tell Us About Tb Infection in Humans?
    Pranabashis Haldar, PhD
    Associate Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Lead Physician for Clinical TB Services, Leicester Glenfield Hospital.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pleural Macrophages Promote Recovery From Influenza Virus Infection
    Pleural Macrophages Promote Recovery From Influenza Virus Infection
    Juliet Morrison, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology University of California, Riverside
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Resistance To Darunavir and Fifth Generation HIV Protease Inhibitors
    Resistance To Darunavir and Fifth Generation HIV Protease Inhibitors
    Ronald Swanstorm, PhD
    Postelle Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Co-Director of the UNC CFAR University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Viral Genomics of SARS-CoV-2 and its Variants
    Viral Genomics of SARS-CoV-2 and its Variants
    Dirk Dittmer, Ph.D., MS
    Professor, UNC Department of Microbiology and Immunology Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Viral Genomics (Vironomics) Core
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Keynote Presentation: Functional Consequences of the Human Enteric Virome in IBD with Live Q&A
    SEP 07, 2022 9:00 AM PDT
    Keynote Presentation: Functional Consequences of the Human Enteric Virome in IBD with Live Q&A
    Kate L. Jeffrey, Phd
    Executive Director Moderna Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Immunology
    • Host Immune Response to Bacterial Pathogens
    • Escaping The Lung - What Can Circulating Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Dna Tell Us About Tb Infection in Humans?
      Escaping The Lung - What Can Circulating Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Dna Tell Us About Tb Infection in Humans?
      Pranabashis Haldar, PhD
      Associate Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Lead Physician for Clinical TB Services, Leicester Glenfield Hospital.
      BIOGRAPHY
  • Infectious Disease
    • Antimicrobial Resistance and Novel Antimicrobial Strategies
    • Resistance To Darunavir and Fifth Generation HIV Protease Inhibitors
      Resistance To Darunavir and Fifth Generation HIV Protease Inhibitors
      Ronald Swanstorm, PhD
      Postelle Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Co-Director of the UNC CFAR University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
      BIOGRAPHY
  • Respiratory Viruses
    • Genomics of Viruses
    • Viral Genomics of SARS-CoV-2 and its Variants
      Viral Genomics of SARS-CoV-2 and its Variants
      Dirk Dittmer, Ph.D., MS
      Professor, UNC Department of Microbiology and Immunology Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Viral Genomics (Vironomics) Core
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Immunity to Viruses
    • Pleural Macrophages Promote Recovery From Influenza Virus Infection
      Pleural Macrophages Promote Recovery From Influenza Virus Infection
      Juliet Morrison, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology University of California, Riverside
      BIOGRAPHY
  • Microbial Communities
    • Viromes and Bacteriophages
    • Keynote Presentation: Functional Consequences of the Human Enteric Virome in IBD with Live Q&A
      SEP 07, 2022 9:00 AM PDT
      Keynote Presentation: Functional Consequences of the Human Enteric Virome in IBD with Live Q&A
      Kate L. Jeffrey, Phd
      Executive Director Moderna Therapeutics
      BIOGRAPHY
Speakers

  • Dirk Dittmer, Ph.D., MS
    Dirk Dittmer, Ph.D., MS
    Professor, UNC Department of Microbiology and Immunology Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Viral Genomics (Vironomics) Core
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Pranabashis Haldar, PhD
    Pranabashis Haldar, PhD
    Associate Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Lead Physician for Clinical TB Services, Leicester Glenfield Hospital.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kate L. Jeffrey, Phd
    Kate L. Jeffrey, Phd
    Executive Director Moderna Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Juliet Morrison, PhD
    Juliet Morrison, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology University of California, Riverside
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ronald Swanstorm, PhD
    Ronald Swanstorm, PhD
    Postelle Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Co-Director of the UNC CFAR University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    BIOGRAPHY
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  • Meredith Ashby, PhD

    Meredith Ashby is the Director of Market Strategy for Microbial Genomics, Cancer and Immunology at Pacific Biosciences. She completed her Ph.D. at Caltech mapping the gene regulatory networks that direct sea urchin development just as the sea urchin genome was being sequenced ...

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  • 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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  • Jennifer Fettweis, PhD

    Jennifer M. Fettweis, Ph.D. is the founder and director of the Research Alliance for Microbiome Science (RAMS) Registry and assistant professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University. From 2009-2019, she ...

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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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