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Microbial Diversity – A Tribute to the Life and Work of Abigail Salyers

Symposium: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hosted by the Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Program

All events are at Roger Adams Laboratory, Room 116, 600 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, unless otherwise noted.

Friday, November 7, 2014
7:00 pm -
9:00 pm
Opening Reception
Jeffrey Gardner – Professor, Department of Microbiology, UIUC
Location: I-Hotel & Conference Center - Quad Room
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:30 am -
8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am -
8:20 am
Welcome & Introductions
Brenda Wilson – Professor, Department of Microbiology, UIUC
Stephen Sligar – Professor, Department of Biochemistry, and Director of the School of MCB, UIUC
8:20 am -
9:40 am
Session 1: Microbial Diversity in the Environment
Mitchell Sogin – Senior Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
Bruce Paster – Chair & Senior Staff, Department of Microbiology, Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, MA
9:40 am -
10:00 am
Break
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Session 2: Microbial Response to the Environment and Gene Regulation
Anne O. Summers – Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Ann M. Stevens – Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Frank Gherardini – Chief Gene Regulation Section, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, MT
12:00 pm -
2:00 pm
Lunch and Historical Tribute to Abigail Salyers
Ralph Wolfe – Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology, UIUC
Stephen Farrand – Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology, UIUC
Bruce Fouke (video) – Professor, Department of Geology, UIUC
Special Video Presentation
Location: Illini Union Ballroom
2:00 pm -
4:00 pm
Session 3: Microbial Mechanisms of Disease
Jeffrey I. Gordon – Professor and Director of the Center for Genomic Sciences & Systems Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Jillian Waters – Postdoc with Ruth Ley, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Steven Projan – Senior Vice President, R&D, Innovative Medicines; Head of Infectious Diseases & Vaccines at MedImmune/AstraZeneca, Gaithersburg, MD
4:00 pm -
4:20 pm
Break
4:20 pm -
5:50 pm
Session 4: A Personal Scientific Tribute to Abigail Salyers
Rachel Whitaker – Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, UIUC
Brenda Wilson – Professor, Department of Microbiology, UIUC
Open remarks
5:50 pm -
6:00 pm
Closing Remarks
John Cronan – Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, UIUC
6:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Closing Reception
William Metcalf – Professor, Department of Microbiology, UIUC
Location: Institute for Genomic Biology - Room 612