ASM General Meeting Information

2009 Division O Symposia

Symposium 112/O
Tuesday, 5/19/2009 - 8:15 - 10:45 AM
Room 109A
    Biobased Materials
    Conveners: M.S. Zinn and K. E. O'Connor

    Speakers:
  • Eco-Biotechnology: Bioplastics from Waste Using Mixed Cultures
    M. C. van Loosdrecht; Delft Univ. of Tech., Delft, NETHERLANDS
  • Biopolymer Production and Degradation into Fuel
    R. Gross; Polytechnic Inst. of New York Univ., Brooklyn, NY
  • Recycling Waste Polystyrene into Biodegradable Plastics
    K. E. O'Connor; Univ. Coll., Dublin, IRELAND
  • Tailor-made Medium-Chain-Length Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) Using Multiple-Nutrient-Limited Growth Conditions During Biosynthesis
    M. S. Zinn; EMPA, St. Gallen, SWITZERLAND
  • Using Metabolic Networking for Production of Block Copolymers with Novel Properties
    F. Srienc; Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    • Concomitantly to the shortage of gasoline our society realized that not only energy supply but also petrol-based materials are at risks in future. The search for alternative products revealed new sources in nature and an unexpected versatility in material properties suitable for applications in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, and industry. The goal of this session is to give an overview on new ways to produce polymeric materials using white biotechnology.

Symposium 224/O
Wednesday, 5/20/2009 - 8:15 - 10:45 AM
Room Ballroom A

Dr. Lars G. Lungdahl of the University of Georga in Athens, Georgia will deliver our Division O Lecture, titled "Cellulosomes and Historical Perspective on Cellulases and Industrial Applications".

    A Tribute to Mary Hickox Mandels: Mother of Cellulases, Back to the Future
    Convener: D. E. Eveleigh and J. B. Doran-Peterson

    Speakers:
  • Division O Lecture: Cellulosomes and Historical Perspective on Cellulases and Industrial Applications
    L. G. Ljungdahl; Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Survey of Activity Assays: A Cautionary Tale
    D. E. Eveleigh; Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ
  • Modifying Cellulases for Optimum Performance
    H. J. Gilbert; Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM
  • High-Throughput Screening in Biomass Research
    S. R. Decker; Natl. Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO
  • Practical Applications of Cellulases in Current Processes
    J. B. Doran Peterson; Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA

This session will be followed by a Division Meeting to discuss topics of general interest to the membership of the division.

Student Oral Session 348/O
Wednesday, 5/20/2009 - 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM
Room Ballroom A
    Division O Student Presentations
    Conveners: J. B. Doran Peterson

    Speakers:
  • Characterization of Marine Antimicrobial Compounds from a Pseudovibrio sp. Associated with the Surface Mucopolysaccharide Layer of a Caribbean Coral
    M. I. Vizcaino; Med. Univ. of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Design of an Improved Host Platform for the Overexpression of Recombinant Proteins in E.coli
    C. Ghosh; Jawaharlal Nehru Univ., New Delhi, INDIA
  • Development of an Inducible T7 Expression System in Streptomyces lividans
    F-X. Lussier; INRS-Inst. Armand-Frappier, Laval, QC, CANADA
  • Investigation of Lignocellulose Degrading Enzymes from Paenibacillus species and Use in Biomass Conversion to Ethanol
    W. E. Boland; Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA

Poster Sessions
All Posters will be available for view in the Poster Hall for the entire day that they are scheduled on. Poster Presenters will be available to answer questions during the time indicated.
    Monday, May 18
    10:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • 040/O. Proteomics, Microarray Analysis and Genomics
  • 041/O. Biocatalysis, Biotransformations and Bioremediation


  • Tuesday, May 19
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • 180/O. Antibiotics, Antimicrobials and Mycotoxins
  • 181/O. Genetics, Gene Expression and Protein Production