Microbe-Host Interaction Workshop

This workshop is hosted by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Diseases (CMIID), and the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS) to promote collaboration and education for Penn State students, postdoctoral fellows, labs and faculty who are performing research related to the microbe-host interactions.

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May 15, 2015, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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A prominent leader in the research of immunology will be the keynote speaker for this Workshop: Charles L. Bevins, MD, PhD, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the UC Davis School of Medicine in California.

There also will be short presentations from Penn State faculty labs on their related research, and a lunch reception with a poster session for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can share their research with attendees.

We encourage the presentation of posters on all microbe research! The registration form will ask for a working title. So, if you are interested in presenting a poster, please make sure you complete that section of the form.


8:30-8:45 a.m. Registration
8:45-9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks Ed Dudley
9:00-10:00 a.m. Keynote Talk: Defensin nets and harpoons help keep the peace in the small intestine Charles Bevins
10:10-10:25 a.m. The farnesoid X receptor, the gut microbiome, and obesity Andrew Patterson
10:30-10:45 a.m. Interactions between invading pathogens and resident microbiota Harvill/Bodo Linz
10:45-11:00 a.m. Health Break
11:00-11:15 a.m. Vaccine design from surface-exposed proteomics and glycomics of a transmitted human malaria parasite Scott Lindner
11:20-11:35 a.m. The symbiotic relationship between vitamin D and the microbiota Margherita Cantorna
11:40-11:55 a.m. Biological warfare in the inflamed gut Vijay-Kumar/Beng San Yeoh
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Poster Presentations
1:45-2:00 p.m. Differences in gut microbiomes of swine and chicken raised in organic and conventional farms Chobi DebRoy
2:05-2:20 p.m. Milk fat depression in the cow: A microbe-host story with over a 150-year history Kevin Harvatine
2:25-2:40 p.m. Non-pathogenic E. coli enhance virulence of E. coli O157:H7 Dudley/Lingzi Xiaoli
2:45-3:00 p.m. Diet, gut bacteria and host interaction in a high-calorie diet consuming porcine model Vanamala/Sridhar Radhakrishnan
3:05-3:20 p.m. Microevolution of bacterial pathogenicity in relation to host dynamics Kariyawasam/Matthew Moreau
3:25-3:40 Exploring host-microbe interactions in the squid-vibrio symbiosis Tim Miyashiro
3:40-3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks Matam Vijay-Kumar



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