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CANCELLED: 6th Annual Distinguished Microbiologist Seminar and Microbiome Symposium

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
2:00pm – 6:15pm

Storrs Campus
BPB 130

We would like to invite you, your students, postdocs and staff to our 6th Annual Distinguished Microbiologist Seminar and Microbiome Symposium. The goal of this event is to bring the microbiologists from UConn departments and campuses together to interact. Please bring a poster to share your work! There will be coffee and cookies before the talks and as usual a reception afterwards that is sponsored by Eppendorf, New England Biolab, Shoreline Biome, Illumina, an award from the Provost, the MCB department and the PSM in Microbial Systems Analysis. Our sponsors have tables with displays.

Please RSVP so that we can order the right amount of food and drinks and indicate on the form if your lab will be bringing a poster (it can be from a previous event). Register here:


2:00 pm: Registration with coffee and poster setup

2:45 pm: Dr. Jeff Blanchard, University of Massachusetts Amherst: “Revealing the Genomic and Morphological Diversity of Giant Viruses at Harvard Forest”

3:15 pm: Dr. Dong-Hun Lee, Pathobiology, UConn: "Evolution and global spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses"

3:30 pm : Dr. Katherine Lemon, Baylor College of Medicine, "Picking sides: cooperation and competition in human nasal microbiota"

4:00 pm: Break

4:15 pm: Dr. Nancy Moran, Univerity of Texas at Austin: "Understanding and manipulating coevolved microbiomes in social bees"

5:15 pm: Reception with poster presentations


Molecular and Cell Biology (primary), GO:MCB

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