Thursday, August 8, 2019

2019 Meeting

NC ASM Branch Meeting 2019:

Saturday, October 19, 2019 
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC

Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Approximately 8:00AM – 5:00PM, with reception to follow.

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
2907 E Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC

Hotels: Closest Hotel to Meeting Location:
Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 3111 Cedar Pard Rd, Greensboro, NC, 27405 (336) 697-0101

*The Greensboro Furniture Market is taking place the same weekend, unfortunately hotels room are expensive and being booked up quickly and therefore if you plan to stay we recommend booking early.

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Rita Tamayo
Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Tamayo’s lab studies the regulatory mechanisms controlling the motility and virulence of Clostridium difficile, the most common cause of nosocomial infections in the United States and an urgent public health threat. Her lab has characterized the role of the bacterial signaling molecule c-di-GMP and its RNA-based sensors (riboswitches) in controlling multiple modes of C. difficile motility as well as cytotoxin production.

Dr. Cheryl Nickerson
Center for Immunoth*erapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy The Biodesign Institute Arizona State University
Her internationally recognized research takes a highly multidisciplinary and innovative approach that blends microbiology, tissue engineering, and physics to mimic the dynamic interactions between the host, its microenvironment, and the pathogens that lead to infection and disease. She focuses on characterizing the effects of biomechanical forces on bacterial pathogenesis mechanisms and host-pathogen interactions that regulate the transition between normal homeostasis and infectious disease. Her research has flown on numerous NASA Shuttle missions, the International Space Station, and on SpaceX missions.

To register, please click here.

Registrants will receive a program (including abstracts and attendee roster), a box lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, and the evening reception following the meeting. Payment can be made at the time of registration using the registration link above with payment made via PayPal.

Early registration until 12:00 noon on October 11th, 2019 - $20
On-site Registration payable at the door- $25

Information for presenters:

Submit abstracts here

Short talks
We are scheduling 15 minutes for each talk. This includes Q&A and switching time, so plan on about 12 minutes for your talk, a couple of minutes for Q&A, leaving us 1 minute for switching to the next speaker. Plan on bringing your presentation on a USB memory stick.

Posters will be mounted using small paper clamps onto 36" x 48" hardboard sheets, which can be placed onto the easels either horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait). We will provide clamps, boards, and easels; all you need to bring is your poster. If your poster is in panels or pieces, you should contact the meeting organizers ASAP.

Agar Art Contest:
NC ASM is hosting an Agar Art Competition at the 2019 Branch Meeting. If you would like to make a submission, please upload a photo of your Agar Art using this form by October 11, 2019. You must be registered for the meeting for your submission to be accepted.

Below are some guidelines as outlined by the National ASM:

1. You may use any organism(s), with any type(s) of agar, on any size or shape petri dish.
2. Art needs to have been created safely in the appropriate Bio Safety Level environment for the organism(s) used.
3. Photos need to be digitally untouched, or minimally edited, to improve clarity of the photo. (No False-coloring)
4. Photos should be accompanied by a description that captures the attention of a general public audience
5. Photos need to be high resolution JPEG (minimum 300 dpi)
6. Photos need to be uploaded by October 11, 2019

Cash Prizes will be award to the Top Submissions

Individuals may submit here


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