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.

2017 Seminars

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Complex combinations of genetic, environmental, and ecological factors shape compositional features of the gut microbiome: the emerging story of an uber-complex trait

    Speaker: Andrew Benson, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
    Host: Federico Rey

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Mycoplasma pneumoniae Terminal Organelle: A look under the hood of a front-wheel drive

    Speaker: Duncan Krause, University of Georgia
    Host: Garret Suen

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    PASTA Kinases- from virulence to antibiotics

    Speaker: JD Sauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Host: Federico Rey

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    New paradigms in microbial sulfur metabolism

    Speaker: Karthik Anantharaman, UC-Berkeley
    Host: Trina McMahon

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Tales from Biological Dark Matter & the Contributions of Phages

    Speaker: Anca Segall, San Diego State University
    Host: Garret Suen

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Thymineless death: paradoxes multiply

    Speaker: Andrei Kuzminov, University of Illinois
    Host: Jade Wang

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Ecology and Evoluation of Plant and Fungal Viruses

    Speaker: Marilyn Roossinck, Penn State
    Host: Anne Pringle

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Assembly and eco-evolutionary dynamics of communities of antibiotic producing bacteria

    Speaker: Kalin Vetsigian, UW-Madison
    Host: Charles Kaspar

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Discovery of an essential bacterial DNA replication origin element

    Speaker: Heath Murray, Newcastle University
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Outer membrane biogenesis in Gram-negative bacteria

    Speaker: Tom Silhavy, Princeton University
    Host: Tim Donohue

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Bacterial behavior that requires translation quality control

    Speaker: Beth Lazazzera, University of California, Los Angeles
    Host: Tricia Kiley

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    How symbiotic bacteria generate chemical diversity

    Speaker: Eric Schmidt, University of Utah
    Host: J. Kwan

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Architecture of Mce lipid transport systems that connect inner and outer bacterial membranes

    Speaker: Jeff Cox, University of California, Berkeley
    Host: Jade Wang

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    On the origins of sexual reproduction: A view from the fungal kingdom

    Speaker: Joseph Heitman, Duke University
    Host: Jae-Hyuk Yu

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Guanine nucleotide regulation of development and virulence

    Speaker: Dick Brennan, Duke University
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Structural mechanisms of DNA segregation and multidrug tolerance

    Speaker: Maria Schumacher, Duke University
    Host: Rick Gourse

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Annual State of the Department Address and Group Picture

    Speaker: Charles Kaspar, UW-Madison
    Host: Charles Kaspar
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Diet Induced Selection of Strains of an Epidemic Enteric Pathogen

    Speaker: Rob Britton, Baylor University
    Host: Federico Rey

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    What is old is new again: Buchnera, a bacterial endosymbiont living in a modern day RNA world

    Speaker: Allison Hansen, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
    Host: Cameron Currie

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    The Bacteroidetes do it differently: novel motility, protein secretion, and polysaccharide utilization machineries

    Speaker: Mark McBride, UW-Milwaukee
    Host: Trina McMahon

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Fungal Natural Products in Drug Discovery – Fungal Gene Activation and Beyond

    Speaker: Sandra Loesgen, Oregon State University
    Host: Nancy Keller

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    When the end is the means: 5'-terminal control of mRNA degradation
    **NOTE LOCATION AND TIME**
    Room 1360 Genetics and Biotechnology

    Speaker: Joel Belasco, New York University School of Medicine
    Host: Karen Wassarman

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Learning from failure in the social amoeba - Paraburkholderia symbiosis

    Speaker: Joan Strassman, Washington University
    Host: Marcin Filutowicz

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Advancing integrative genome science beyond sequencing

    Speaker: Nigel Mouncey, DOE Joint Genome Institute
    Host: Tim Donohue

    description Seminar Flyer

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Genome-based analysis of fungal secondary metabolism gene clusters and its application to biotechnology

    Speaker: Masayuki Machida, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
    Host: Jae-Hyuk Yu

    description Seminar Flyer