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1st Annual Pathogen Genomics Symposium: Genes, Genomes, and Infection

When: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Central

Where: Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Kristen Weber  

Group: Robert J. Havey, MD, Institute for Global Health

Category: Academic, Social, Lectures & Meetings


You are invited to attend the inaugural Pathogen Genomics Symposium hosted by the Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution.

Join us for a full day of scholarly events, including a series of sequential workshops, poster session, and a keynote address followed by a series of research overview talks. A full agenda can be found below. Registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.
Location: Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center - Potocsnak Family Atrium

Poster abstracts are now being accepted!
Internal and external students, faculty, community members and partners from all disciplines are welcome to participate and apply to present on projects relevant to pathogen genomics and microbial evolution.

The deadline to submit poster abstracts is Wednesday, January 12th, 2022. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words.

>> Click here to apply to present a poster at the CPGME Symposium

Event Agenda:

Workshops: 9:00 - 11:20a.m. (Workshops require registration in order to attend.)
Treinens Conference Room (1M-209)

a. Specimen Acquisition and Processing, Experimental Design with Lacy Simons
b. Microbial Sequence Assembly/Alignment with Egon Ozer, MD, PhD
c. Introductory Phylogenetic Analysis with Ramon Lorenzo-Redondo, PhD

Lunch and Poster Session: 11:30a.m. - 12:50p.m.
Potocsnak Family Atrium

Director Keynote Address: "Genes, Genomes, and Infection: An Introduction to the Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution" with Dr. Egon Ozer, MD, PhD
Simpson-Querrey Auditorium

Research Overview Talks: "The Landscape of Pathogen Genomics at Northwestern": 2:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Simpson-Querrey Auditorium

a. "Antimicrobial Resistance and the Indoor Environment" with Erica Hartmann, PhD
b. "SARS-CoV-2 Variant Epidemiology in Children" with Larry Kociolek, MD
c. "Specialized Sequencing Applications to Investigate Pseudomonas Aeruginosa" with Kelly Bachta, MD, PhD
d. "Genomic Diversity in Vibrio Secreted Toxins Impacts Pathogenesis" with Karla Satchell, PhD
e. "HIV Research Collaboration Opportunities" with Richard D'Aquilla, MD

Reception: 4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
Potocsnak Family Atrium
*Drinks and small bites will be served

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