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Scientific Highlights of ASM Microbe 2018

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We’ve compared ASM Microbe to Las Vegas and a multistage concert, in part because there are so many amazing scientific sessions occurring simultaneously that attendees must prioritize the sessions in their schedule. We’ve aggregated some of the best social media summaries of scientific presentations from the 2018 Microbe sessions.

 

A live presentation of the highlights will be held online in the June 18th Microbial Minutes YouTube session. The session will be archived online if you aren’t able to attend the live presentation.

 

Microbial Minutes: Microbiology Stories from ASM Microbe

Monday June 18th

12:15p.m. EST

 

Each link below will lead you to a Twitter feed that summarizes main points made by the speaker. Unfortunately, we can’t capture each presentation but we’ve collected a large number from the dozens of talks given over the five-day event.

 

Thursday June 7 2018

 

ASM Microbe Opening Session

 

A Topsy-Turvy World Where Pathogen Sequencing Leads Infection Control

Sharon Peacock

 

Seeing the Light and Shaping Up:

Microbe Prakash 2Manu Prakash described how scientific discoveries and communication can use his inexpensive Foldscope microscope. Source

Color Vision and Developmental Acclimation in Cyanobacteria

Beronda Montgomery

 

Magnifying Curiosity

Manu Prakash

 

Friday June 8 2018

 

Meet the Experts: Strategies to Promote Student and Faculty Success at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs)

 

Creating Faculty and Student Success Initiatives at a PUI

Aimee Hollander

Microbe ThomasMisty Thomas discussed how to find room for student research in a busy teaching schedule.

 

Strategies for Overcoming Challenges in Teaching and Research at a PUI 

Misty Thomas

 

Morning Plenary: Bowels to Behavior: The Gut-Brain Axis

 

Endocannabinoid Modulation of Host-Pathogen Interactions

Melissa Ellermann

 

Nutritional and Microbial Reguation of Enteroendocrine Cell Activity

John Rawls

 

Microbial Amino Acid Metabolism and Gut-Brain Signaling

James Versalovic

 

Extending the Gut-Brain Axis:  Unexpected Consequences of Chronic Gastric Infection with Helicobacter pylori

Steven Blanke

 

Saturday June 9 2018

 

Meet the Experts: Spatial Dynamics of Microbial Ecology and Evolution 

 

An Overview of Spatial Dynamics of Microbial Ecology and Evolution

William Ratcliff

 

Session: New and Emerging Pathogens from Bushmeat

 

Select Agents Detected in Bushmeat Sold in Communities around the Ruaha, Selous, and Serengeti Ecosystems in Tanzania

Joram Buza

 

Global Health Risks Associated with Bushmeat Consumption in Tanzania

Robab Katani

 

Zoonotic Disease Risks Associated with Bushmeat Handling and Consumption Practices in Ruaha Ecosystem, Tanzania

Rudovick Kazwala

 

Investigation of Bacillus anthracisOutbreaks in Humans, Wildlife, and Livestock in Tanzania

Ernest Eblate

 

PCR-Based Identification of Bacterial Pathogens from Elephant Carcasses in Odisha, India: A Wakeup Call

Niranjana Sahoo

 

Occurrence ofSalmonellaspp. In Urban Wildlife in Central Mexico

Andrea Olvera-Ramierez

 

Microbe SchuchatCDC Deputy Director Anne Schuchat gave a keynote address that highlighted the importance of global solutions to global health problems.

ASM Microbe Keynote Address

 

Keynote Address

Anne Schuchat

 

Sunday June 10 2018

 

Meet-the-Experts: Creative Effective Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in and out of Hospitals

 

National Approaches to Antimicrobial Stewardship

Lauri Hicks

 

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Non-Hospital Settings

Kirsty Buising

 

Morning Plenary: Change is in the Air: Climate, Microbes, and Disease

 

Marine Microbiome Dysbiosis and the Age of Climate Change

Rebecca Vega Thurber

 

From Mountains to Microbes: Exploring Microbes in a Global Change Framework

Aimee Classen

 

Microbes, Carbon, and Climate: Exploring the Impacts of a Changing Cryosphere

Christine Foreman

 

Microbial Forecasting: How do We Predict the Impacts of Climate Change in Infectious Diseases?

Virginia Pitzer

 

Morning Plenary: Magic Bullets and Personalized Antimicrobials

 

Predicting M. tuberculosisSusceptibility: How Good is Whole Genome Sequencing?

Timothy Walker

 

Therapeutic Application of Phage OMK01 in Two Cases of Antimicrobial Resistant P. aeruginosa

Benjamin Chang

 

You, Me, and a Handful of Blueberries: Predicting Individual Gut Metabolism of Food and Drugs

Libusha Kelly

 

Making Resistance Futile: Investing in our Future by Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance

Alison Laufer Halpin

 

Morning Plenary: Ancient Infectious Diseases: Neglected Pathogens from Antiquity to Modern Times

 

Paleomicrobiology: Human Infections of Antiquity

Didier Raoult

 

Evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Caitlin Pepperell

 

Phenotypic Legacy of Admixture between Modern Humans and Neanderthals

Anthony Capra

 

President’s Forum

 

ASM Update

Stefano Bertuzzi

 

Microbe PrakashGemma Reguera explained how her basic research questions had yielded new applications and new entrepreneurship opportunities for her trainees.

Microbes to Power!

Gemma Reguera

 

Accelerated Evolution by Diversity-Generating Retroelements

Jeff Miller

 

Monday June 11 2018

 

Meet-the-Experts: Ethical Issues in Laboratory Medicine

 

Ethical Issues in Laboratory Medicine

Ann Gronowski

 

Morning Plenary: Precision Microbiology

 

The Therapeutic Potential of the Microbiome

Eran Elinav

 

Therapeutic Programming of Synthetic Biotic Medicines

Vincent Isabella

 

CRISPR-Based Antimicrobials

Chase Beisel

 

Metagenomic Approaches to Clinical Diagnostics

Patricia Simner

 

Morning Plenary: One Health Approaches to Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

 

Molecular Biology of Plant-Pathogen Interactions

Sheng-Yang He

 

Food, Animal, and Environmental Sources of Clostridium difficileInfection

Thomas Riley

 

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

James Tiedje

 

Morning Plenary: Global Challenges in Infectious Disease

 

The Global Challenge of Non-Targeted (Non-Specific) Effects of Vaccines on Morbidity and All-Cause Mortality: Looking toward the Future

Christin Benn

 

Capacity Building for Infectious Diseases Laboratories in Resource Poor Settings

Paula Fernandes

 

Solutions to Bovine TB in Developing Countries

Vivek Kapur

 

Session: Growing Your Data and Reaching More Students through Course-Based Research Experiences

 

Bringing Research into the Classroom: Benefits, Challenges, and Best Practices

Miriam Segura-Totten

 

Balancing Pedagogical and Research Goals in the Context of a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience

Sara Brownell

 

Bringing the Lab into the Classroom through Authentic Research and Primary Literature

Brian Sato

 

Microbe MartinMark Martin passed out microbial stickers, which he uses to foster excitement and enthusiasm in his students.

Teaching Students to See through Microbial Eyes

Mark Martin

 

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POM Hub session: Science Communication A to T (Abstracts to Tweets)

Julie Wolf

 

ASM Studio Session: Global Challenges in Infectious Diseases

Amy Kullas, Len Peruski, Michele Parsons, Amanda MacDonald, and Chris Woods

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Did we miss your favorite session? Share your highlights, or add links to other live-tweeted scientific sessions, in the comment section below! 

 

What do you want to see more of (or less of) at ASM Microbe 2019? Tell us what sessions you hope to see at ASM Microbe 2019 in San Fracisco, Ca.!

 

 

 

Last modified on Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:00
Julie Wolf

Julie Wolf is the ASM Science Communications Specialist. She contributes to the ASM social media and blog network and hosts the Meet the Microbiologist podcast. She also runs workshops at ASM conferences to help scientists improve their own communication skills. Follow Julie on Twitter for more ASM and microbiology highlights at @JulieMarieWolf.

Julie earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, focusing on medical mycology and infectious disease. Outside of her work at ASM, she maintains a strong commitment to scientific education and teaches molecular biology at the community biolab, Genspace. She lives in beautiful New York City.

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