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This meeting took place in 2001



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Microbe Interactions with their Environments: Genome Perspectives (D2)


Organizer(s) Roberto G. Kolter and Patrick Stragier
March 6—11, 2001
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 6, 2000
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 5, 2001

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The most recent exciting developments regarding microbe-environment interactions stem from the knowledge of full genome sequences. This powerful tool provides a completely new platform from which to address the key question of how microbes respond to a changing environment. However, the potential of whole genome sequences has not yet been fully exploited. How will molecular microbiology evolve as a consequence of complete genome information? The need is clear, scientists from areas of microbial pathogenesis and microbial development need to interact closely with individuals involved in genomics, evolution, mechanistics, and environmental microbiology. The goals of the proposed meeting are to bring together the leading figures in these rather diverse fields to discuss their work. The ultimate hope is that this meeting will serve to catalyze new interactions that will pave the way for the future trends in molecular microbiology.

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Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


TUESDAY, MARCH 6

14:00—19:00
Registration

Chamisa Lobby
18:15—19:15
Welcome

Chamisa Lobby
19:15—20:00
Orientation

Chamisa Ballroom 2
20:00—21:00
Informal Discussion
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Chamisa Ballroom 2

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Genomics
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Stephen Gordon, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, UK
Comparative Mycobacterial Genomics

Gary Olsen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Microbes from Extreme Environments and Their Genomes

Eugene V. Koonin, National Institutes of Health, USA
Operon Shuffling as the Mode of Evolution of Microbial Genomes

John R. Battista, Louisiana State University, USA
The Deinococcus radiodurans Genome: A Tool to Understand Extraordinary Resistance to Desiccation and Ionizing Radiation

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 1
16:30—18:30
Poster Session 1: Genomics/Evolution

Chamisa Ballroom 1
17:30—18:30
Social Hour

Chamisa Ballroom 1
18:30—19:30
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
18:30—20:30
Evolution
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* W. Ford Doolittle, Dalhousie University, Canada
How Stands the Tree of Life?

Jack Maniloff, University of Rochester, USA
Short Talk:

John S. Mattick, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Short Talk:


THURSDAY, MARCH 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Prokaryote-Eukaryote Interactions. Session Sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
Danielle A. Garsin, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Study of Human Bacterial Pathogens by the Infection of Model Genetic Hosts

Brigitte C. Gicquel, Institut Pasteur, France
Virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

* Ralph Isberg, Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
Legionella pneumophila in Phagocytes and Pseudophagocytes

Stephen Lory, Harvard Medical School, USA
Transcriptional Profiling in the Bacteria and in the Host During Infection

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 1
16:30—18:30
Poster Sessions 2 & 3: Prokaryote-Eukaryote Interactions/Mechanistics/Eukaryote-Prokaryote Interactions/Microbial Development/Environmental Microbiology

Chamisa Ballroom 1
17:30—18:30
Social Hour

Chamisa Ballroom 1
18:30—19:30
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
18:30—20:30
Mechanistics
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
Rowena G. Matthews, University of Michigan, USA
Feast vs. Famine: The Regulon Controlled by the Leucine-Responsive Regulatory Protein

* Gregory A. Petsko, Brandeis University, USA
Evolution of Enzyme Active Sites


FRIDAY, MARCH 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Eukaryote-Prokaryote Interactions
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Pascale Cossart, Institut Pasteur, France
Exploitation of the Cytoskeleton by the Intracellular Pathogen Listeria monocytogenes

B. Brett Finlay, University of British Columbia, Canada
Life Within a Vacuole-Salmonella Cell Biology

Graham C. Walker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Getting Inside and Living There: Functions for Rhizobium Symbiosis and Brucella Pathogenesis

Brian J. Staskawicz, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Bacterial Effector Proteins Specifying Plant Disease Resistance

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 1
16:30—18:30
Poster Sessions 1, 2, 3: Open Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 1
17:30—18:30
Social Hour

Chamisa Ballroom 1
18:30—19:30
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
18:30—20:30
Microbial Development
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Dale Kaiser, Stanford University, USA
Breaking Multicellular Symmetry

Richard M. Losick, Harvard University, USA
Cell Fate Determination

Michael T. Laub, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dissecting the Temporal Regulation of Caulobacter Cell Cycle Progression with DNA Microarrays


SATURDAY, MARCH 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Environmental Microbiology
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Dianne K. Newman, California Institute of Technology, USA
Mechanisms and Consequences of Microbial Respiration of Minerals

Jo Handelsman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Cloning the Metagenome: Accessing the Uncultured Microbial World

Tim Tolker-Nielsen, Copenhagen Graduate School of Health Sciences, Denmark
Development and Dynamics in Pseudomonas Spp. Biofilms

Wolf-Rainer Abraham, GBF-German Research Center for Biotechnology, Germany
Interactions of Microbes with Hydrophobic Pollutants

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
16:00—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Multicellular Behavior
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* John S. Mattick, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Twitching Motility

Mikael Rhen, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Changes in Salmonella enterica Intracellular Growth Rate: Causes and Consequences

Roberto G. Kolter, Harvard Medical School, USA
Diverse Mechanisms of Biofilm Development

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Chamisa Ballroom 2
20:00—22:00
Banquet

Chamisa Ballroom 1
21:00—00:00
Entertainment

Chamisa Ballroom 1

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1 R13 DE14438-01




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