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15th Annual Great Plains Infectious Disease Meeting Program Schedule

November 4-5, 2016 University of Kansas-Lawrence

 

 

Friday, November 4, 2015 – Springhill Suites, 6th and New Hampshire, Downtown Lawrence, KS

4:00pm

6:00pm

Welcome and Reception

6:00pm

 

Dinner

6:30pm

8:30pm

Science, Collaboration and Networking

 

 

Saturday, November 5, 2015 (Atrium, School of Pharmacy, West Campus )

7:15am

7:55am

Check-In - Coffee, Juice and Doughnuts

8:00am

8:02am

Opening Remarks Wendy Picking

 

 

Session I:  Epidemiology/Public Health/One Health (Room 2020 SOP)

8:02am

8:30am

Phil Adam (KDHE) Bioterrorism and the laboratory response network

8:30am

9:00am

Nancy Hanson (Creighton) Molecular surveillance of clinically important β-lactamase genes: A requirement for One Health

9:00am

9:30am

Elizabeth Holzschuh (Johnson County DHE)  Vaccine hesitancy and outbreaks

9:30am

10:00am

Charley Cull (VBRS) Veterinary and comparative models for food safety research

10:00am

10:20am

Refreshments and Networking Break (Atrium SOP)

 

Session II:  Microbial Physiology (Room 2020 SOP)

10:30am

11:00am

Christian Ray (KU) Regulation of bacterial growth in discrete steps and structured lineages

11:00am

11:30am

Greg Somerville (UNL/Zoetis) Metabolism – the forbidden fruit of antibiotics

11:30am

12:00pm

Torey Looft (USDA) Antibiotics modulate the microbiota and metabolomic profiles in turkey cecal microbiomes

12:00pm

12:30pm

Donald Burke (MU) Overcoming aptamer-resistance in HIV-1 inhibition with broad- spectrum RNA apatemrs

12:30pm

1:30pm

Lunch (First Floor Dining Area Mortar & Pestle Cafe)

 

Session III: Biochemistry/Structural Biology (Room 2020 SOP)

1:30pm

2:00pm

Christina Bourne (OU) Toxin-antitoxin modules: Functions in bacteria

2:00pm

2:30pm

Brian Geisbrecht (KSU) Toward a structural understanding of the type-III secretion needle tip: Progress and challenges

2:30pm

3:00pm

Michael Barta (KU)  Using nanobodies to investigate the T3SS needle-tip complex of Shigella flexneri

3:00pm

3:45pm

Bill Picking (KU) Structure-function relationships within the Shigella type-III secretion apparatus

 

Session IV:  Poster Presentation

3:45pm

5:30pm

Poster Session (Atrium)Light Refreshments


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