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Microbes After Hours

“Microbes After Hours” gathers together scientists and curious citizens at ASM headquarters in Washington DC for relaxed evenings of appetizers, local brews and exciting microbiology talks by renowned experts. Visit ASM Public Outreach for more info.

Friday, 24 February 2017 10:37

The Never-ending Vaccine Race

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Veteran medical journalist Meredith Wadman discusses her new book The Vaccine Race and Dr. April Killikelly, a scientist at NIH's Vaccine Research Center, discusses the latest tools and technologies used to design tomorrow’s vaccines.

Monday, 30 January 2017 09:23

Ebola: On the Front Lines - Microbes After Hours

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Dr. Joseph Fair and Dr. Michael Callahan discusse Ebola, the response, and potential solutions during a talk at ASM HQ, followed by a Q & A with the audience.

Throughout the last few decades, diseases that spill over from animals to humans have been on the rise. What's behind their increase, and can we do anything to combat these dangerous foes?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 15:38

The Necrobiome: Microbial Life After Death

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Dr. Jennifer DeBruyn discusses the fascinating process of human decomposition, and how scientists are using that information to inform forensic science, livestock mortality management and fossilization.

Dr. Michael Diamond talks about how his laboratory has studied three emerging mosquito-transmitted viruses (West Nile, Chikungunya,and Zika viruses) of global importance from a basic perspective, and how this information facilitates the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 18:23

Missing Microbes with Dr. Martin Blaser

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Dr. Blaser speaks about his book "Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues."

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 18:13

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

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Dr. Julie Segre, a senior investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute, discusses how the outbreak was traced using state-of-the-art DNA sequencing.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 18:04

The Microbiology of Cheese

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Have you ever wondered why mozzarella bubbling and stretching between pizza slices is so different from the earthy flavors of blue-veined gorgonzola? The diversity of cheeses we love are created by encouraging and manipulating the growth of specific microbes.

Friday, 11 October 2013 15:04

The Microbiology of Beer - Microbes After Hours

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The master ingredient in beer is yeast – a microbe – and every step in the brewing process helps the yeast do its job better. Learn more about how microbes are selected, grown, and manipulated in modern breweries to develop a wide variety of flavors and textures!