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

Program

8:00 Registration & refreshments (Poster & sponsor setup) 
9:00 Brett Tyler, Director, CGRB
Introduction, CGRB update
    Moderator: Aleksandra Sikora, Pharmaceutical Sciences
9:25 Caroline Attardo Genco, Tufts University 
Sex as a variable: Distinct Neisseria gonorrhoeae gene expression signatures expressed during mucosal infection in men and women
10:10 Break (Poster & sponsor setup / displays)
10:30 Nathan Campbell,  Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission 
Genotyping in Thousands by sequencing: A low cost, high-throughput, targeted SNP genotyping method
11:15 Olena Taratula, College of Pharmacy  
A Tumor-Activatable Theranostic Nanomedicine Platform for NIR Fluorescence-Guided Surgery and Phototherapy
11:40 Posy Busby, Botany & Plant Pathology 
Host genetic structuring of leaf endophyte communities in Populus and Maize
12:05 Lunch (Poster and Sponsor setups / displays)
    Moderator: Brent Kronmiller, CGRB
1:20 Melissa Haendel, OHSU
Crossing the chasm of semantic despair: ontologies to unify genomics and phenomics
2:05 Brett Tyler, Botany & Plant Pathology
Does the pathogen always win – the co-evolutionary struggle between soybean and its oomycete pathogen Phytophthora sojae
2:30 Molly Burke, Integrative Biology
Genomic lessons from laboratory evolution experiments  
2:55 Break 
3:15 Marian WatermanUC Irvine 
WNT signaling and tumor heterogeneity                     

4:00 Maria Clara Franco, Biochemistry & Biophysics
The Two Faces of Nitrated Proteins: Neurodegeneration and Cancer
4:25 David Myrold, Crop & Soil Science
Glimpses into the microbial communities of Oregon soils
4:50 Janine Trempy, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Closing remarks
5:00 - 7:30 Poster Session/Reception, Sponsor Displays

Thank you to our conference committee:

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