Sessions and Exhibit Sponsored by the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives at the 2014 ASM General Meeting

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Annual History of Microbiology Lecture:   Presented in Honor of Martin Dworkin (1927-2014)

 

Title:         Three Heroes of Environmental Microbiology – Robert Koch, Sergei Winogradsky and Arthur T. Henrici

 

Lecturer:   Lawrence J. Shimkets,

                  Professor, Department of Microbiology

                  University of Georgia

 

Date:  Sunday, May 18, 2014

Time:  4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 258A

 

Convener: 

James A. Poupard

Pharma Inst. of Philadelphia, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Chair, Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives

 

Description:  

An important element of bacteriology’s early struggle to establish itself as a distinct biological science rather than an adjunct of pathology was the exploration of the distribution and role of microbes in the natural environment.  This lecture, the annual Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives (CHOMA) Lecture, will focus on early developments in what later came to be known as environmental microbiology or microbial ecology.   It will discuss three early contributors: Robert Koch, whose demonstration of the relationship between an environmental variable (polluted water) and an infectious disease (cholera) was an early example of microbial epidemiology; Sergei Winogradsky, whose use of enrichment cultures and pioneering work on sulfur oxidizing and nitrifying bacteria helped illuminate the vast and dynamic role of bacteria in nature; and Arthur T. Henrici, who first understood that in natural aquatic communities bacteria flourish on surfaces as well as freely in water, thus laying the groundwork for later biofilm studies.

 

Any Questions? Contact ASM Archivist at jkarr@asmusa.org 

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History of Microbiology Exhibit:

 

 

Early Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin, Cradle of ASM Presidents

 

Date:  Sunday, May 18, 2014 - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Time:  10:45 am - 4:00 pm (Sunday-Monday); 10:45 am - 2:45 pm (Tuesday)      

Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall (in ASM Booth area)

 

 Any Questions? Contact ASM Archivist at jkarr@asmusa.org 

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Poster Session on History of Microbiology: 

  

The History of Microbiology Poster Session presents 20+ posters on a wide range of topics in the history of microbiology: scientists, microbes, techniques and flaming marsh gas.

 

Date:  Monday, May 19, 2014

Time:  10:45 am - 12 Noon      

Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Poster Hall, Poster Board Numbers 1429-1450

 

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Workshop - "Writing History for Scientists" 

 

For:       Microbiologists Interested in Writing about the History of the Field or their Personal Experiences

Learn:    Methods, Standards, and Conventions of Historical Research, Writing and Publication

 

Presentations:

◾ Historical Research as a Professional Activity  (David S. Jones, Harvard Medical School)

◾ Archives and Research in Primary Sources (Jeff Karr, Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives)

◾ Academic Publishers and the Processes Involved in Getting your Work in Print (Audra Wolfe, The Outside Reader, Inc.)

◾ Q&A with Panel of Scientist-Historians

 

Plus:   Discuss Your Own Projects with Workshop Faculty

 

Conveners:     

  • William C. Summers, Yale University 
  • Karen-Beth Scholthof, Texas A&M University (Workshop Convener) 

 

Date:  Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time:  8:30 am - 12 Noon      

Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 156C 

 

Note – This workshop is a part of the asm2014 General Meeting program. Workshop participants are NOT required to register for the entire asm2014 Meeting.

Register for the workshop through the General Meeting Registration page which is available at this link:   http://gm.asm.org/index.php/registration/attendee-registration

To learn more about the workshop and workshop rates before registering, go to the Workshop Information page:  http://gm.asm.org/index.php/scientific-program/workshops   (From the Workshop Information page, you can click on the "View Workshop Rates" link which will then bring you to the registration page)

 

Any Questions? Contact ASM Archivist at archives@asmusa.org

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