Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology

Unless otherwise noted, Seminars are at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, in 1220 Microbial Sciences Building (Ebling Symposium Center). The Department of Bacteriology Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology are supported in part by the J.B. Wilson Fund, the Perry Wilson Fund, the Dennis and Alicemay Watson Lectureship Fund, and the E.B. Fred Memorial Fund.

2014 Seminars

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology Spring 2014 Seminar Summary

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  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: c-di-GMP controls differentiation in the antibiotic-producing bacteria Streptomyces
    Speaker: Mark Buttner, John Innes Centre
    Host: T. Donohue

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  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Shotgun metagenomics of marine invertebrates: Insight into natural product biosynthesis & microbial dark matter
    Speaker: Jason Kwan, UW-Madison
    Host: G. Suen

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  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: The (sometimes poisonous) chemistry of communication
    Speaker: Deborah Blum, UW-Madison
    Host: K. Forest

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  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: On how carbon metabolism influences bacterial secretions of metal scavenging molecules
    Speaker: Ludmilla Aristilde, Cornell University
    Host: D. Amador-Noguez

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  • Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Use of phage based technologies to advance mycobacterial research
    Speaker: Irene Grant, Queen's University Belfast
    Host: C. Czuprynski

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  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Host-pathogen interactions without a host or a pathogen
    Speaker: Vincent Starai, University of Georgia
    Host: M. Thomas

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Impact of intestinal community composition & pathogen characteristics on enteric disease
    Speaker: Shannon Manning, Michigan State University
    Host: C. Kaspar

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  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Mucosal delivery of therapeutic proteins by genetically modified Lactococcus lactis: Development & clinical use
    Speaker: Lothar Steidler, ActoGenix, Inc.
    Host: J. van Pijkeren

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  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: How bacteria regulate mutagenesis & their ability to evolve
    Speaker: Susan Rosenberg, Baylor College of Medicine
    Host: C. Allen & J. Wang

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  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Ecological interactions among bacteria of the human intestinal microbiota
    Speaker: Laurie Comstock, Harvard University
    Host: H. Goodrich-Blair

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  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: Organizing & manipulating bacteria metabolism through enzyme polymerization
    Speaker: Zemer Gitai, Princeton University
    Host: T. Donohue

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  • Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Title: From iron oxides to infections: Why changing color matters to Pseudomonas
    Speaker: Dianne Newman, Cal Tech
    Host: K. Esquilin-Lebron & MDTP students

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