Friday, September 8, 2017

Poster Award Winners

 Postdoc/Trainee: Fadi El-Rami, Subcellular proteomics of the 2016 WHO Neisseria gonorrhoeae reference strains for identification of vaccine candidates and antibiotic resistance signatures
 Grad student: Aayushi Manchanda, Loss of otoferlin alters the transcriptome profile and ribbon synapse architecture of sensory hair cells
 Undergrad student: Ryan Kitchen, CASSA: The new fast GPU DNA Sequence Aligner


8:00Registration & refreshments (Poster & sponsor setup) 
9:00Brett Tyler, Director, CGRB
Introduction, CGRB update
  Moderator: Aleksandra Sikora, Pharmaceutical Sciences
9:25Caroline Attardo Genco, Tufts University 
Sex as a variable: Distinct Neisseria gonorrhoeae gene expression signatures expressed during mucosal infection in men and women
10:10Break (Poster & sponsor setup / displays)
10:30Nathan Campbell,  Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission 
Genotyping in Thousands by sequencing: A low cost, high-throughput, targeted SNP genotyping method
11:15Olena Taratula, College of Pharmacy  
A Tumor-Activatable Theranostic Nanomedicine Platform for NIR Fluorescence-Guided Surgery and Phototherapy
11:40Posy Busby, Botany & Plant Pathology 
Host genetic structuring of leaf endophyte communities in Populus and Maize
12:05Lunch (Poster and Sponsor setups / displays)
  Moderator: Brent Kronmiller, CGRB
1:20Melissa Haendel, OHSU
Crossing the chasm of semantic despair: ontologies to unify genomics and phenomics
2:05Brett Tyler, Botany & Plant Pathology
Does the pathogen always win – the co-evolutionary struggle between soybean and its oomycete pathogen Phytophthora sojae
2:30Molly Burke, Integrative Biology
Genomic lessons from laboratory evolution experiments  
3:15Marian Waterman, UC Irvine 
WNT signaling and tumor heterogeneity                     
4:00Maria Clara Franco, Biochemistry & Biophysics
The Two Faces of Nitrated Proteins: Neurodegeneration and Cancer
4:25David Myrold, Crop & Soil Science
Glimpses into the microbial communities of Oregon soils
4:50Janine Trempy, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Closing remarks
5:00 – 7:30Poster Session/Reception, Sponsor Displays

Thank you to our conference committee:

Pankaj Jaiswal, Botany & Plant Pathology
Ryan Mehl, Biochemistry & Biophysics
Aleksandra Sikora, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Fall Term 2017
September 27, 2017Geoffrey Wahl
The Salk Institute
Understanding Intra-tumoral heterogeneity using a developmental lens
Host: Arup Indra
October 11, 2017David Thomas
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
University of Minnesota
Muscle Protein Structural Dynamics and Therapeutic Discovery 
Host: Weihong Qiu
October 25, 2017
Cosponsored by the Departments of Microbiology and Chemistry

**Withycombe 109**
Paul Jensen
Center for Marine Biotechnology & Biomedicine
UC San Diego
Ecological and evolutionary perspectives on secondary metabolism in marine actinobacteria
Host: Sandra Loesgen
November 8, 2017Brenna Henn
Stony Brook University
What do we gain by studying African genomes? : Examples from human evolution
Host: Thomas Sharpton 
December 6, 2017
Pat Schloss
University of Michigan
Understanding Disease through the Lens of the Microbiome
Host: Thomas Sharpton 
Winter Term 2018
February 7, 2018Scott Landfear
Dept of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Critical Roles for Glucose Transporters in Parasitic Protozoa: From Cell Biology to Drug Discovery
Host: Sandra Loesgen
February 21, 2018Jason Slot
Fungal Evolutionary Genomics
The Ohio State University
Investigating fungal chemical ecology with evolutionary genomics
Host: Michael Freitag
March 7, 2018Rosalie Sears
Molecular and Medical Genetics
Modeling and targeting intra-tumor phenotypic heterogeneity and cellular plasticity
Host: Siva Kolluri
Spring Term 2018
April 4, 2018John Taylor
UC Berkeley
The species problem for fungi in the era of genomics
Host: Nik Grünwald
April 18, 2018Catherine Royer
Biological Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Pressure-based mapping of protein conformational landscapes
Host: Elisar Barbar
May 2, 2018Maret Traber
Linus Pauling Institute
Oregon State University
Ferroptosis, Mechanism of Cell Death in Vitamin E Deficiency During Embryogenesis?
May 16, 2018Steve Reichow
Portland State  University
Native Lens Gap Junctions Visualized at Near-Atomic Resolution by CryoEM
Host: Elisar Barbar
May 29, 2018
NOTE: Date change
Tuesday, May 29   3:30-4:30    ALS 4001
Rebecca Fry
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
UNC Chapel Hill 
The placental epigenome as a driver of early and later life health effects
Host: Molly Kile