Watch ASM Live, the live internet talk show of asm2015. Microbiologists from selected talks will sit down and discuss their research in depth with host Stan Maloy, Chair of the Microbe Magazine Editorial Board. ASM Live starts on Sunday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m. EDT and ends on June 2. Please see the schedule below for topics, guests and times. The archives for the events already broadcast can be viewed below.
Please note: The following schedule is subject to change. All times are listed as Central Daylight Time. All events take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Sunday, May 31
9:30 a.m. CDT - Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: What Are College Students Thinking?
Panelists will discuss their preliminary results from a survey of 192 Oakland University undergraduate female students that revealed that although a vast majority of them are aware of the HPV vaccine, about 54% are not vaccinated. This indicates a lack of understanding about the consequences of an HPV infection.
Aishwarya Navalpakam, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
10:30 a.m. CDT - A Critical Role of the Plant Microbiome for Immunocompetency
Panelists will discuss how much like the microbes in our gut, the plant microbiome also elicits a low-level immune response in the host plant. The researchers try to unravel the complexity of the plant microbiome to understand its functions and benefits to plant health.
James Kremer, Michigan State University
11:30 a.m. CDT - Prevalence of Streptococcus mutans serotype k in American School Children
Presenters will discuss prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium, with a possible link to a number of systemic diseases that was found for the first time in a small cohort of African-American schoolchildren in a southwest Alabama town.
Stephanie Momeni, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Monday, June 1
9:00 a.m. CDT - Metabolic Activity Of The Skin Microbiome: Is Our First Line Of Defense Sleeping On The Job
The skin microbiome is considered our first line of defense against pathogens. Across our bodies, we are covered with a diverse assemblage of bacteria. Panelists will discuss how the skin can be a harsh environment for beneficial bacteria to live on and how these suboptimal conditions may cause some bacteria to enter a dormant state, while other bacteria may simply die.
Sarah Cummins, Indiana University
Dr. Jay Lennon, Indiana University
10:00 a.m. CDT - The Effect of Agion Silver Technology on the Bacterial Populations Found on Door Handles
Silver has recently been incorporated into a wide variety of consumer products including apparel, household appliances and even personal hygiene products. Presenters will discuss how the antibacterial effectiveness of Agion silver zeolite technology was tested on door handles across the Penn State Erie campus and after four years of sampling, a significant difference was observed between the bacterial populations isolated from silver versus control-coated door handles.
Beth Ann Potter, PhD, Penn State
12:00 p.m. CDT - An Epidemiological Survey of Toothbrush Contamination in Communal Bathrooms
Data confirms that there is transmission of fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms at Quinnipiac University and that toothbrushes can serve as a vector for transmission of potentially pathogenic organisms.
Lauren Aber, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut
2:00 p.m. CDT - ASM ¡en vivo!
ASM2015 tiene "sabor Latino" con ASM ¡en vivo! Tendremos una sección solo en Español donde los anfitriones, Greetchen Díaz y Gary Toranzos (Mundo de los Microbios) conversarán con sus invitados sobre historia de la microbiología, secuenciación y microbios y desarrollo de vacunas. Les esperamos.
Dr. Ricard Guerrero (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Historia de la microbiologia en España, su presente y futuro
Dr. Filipa Godoy-Vitorino (Interamerican University- Metro, Puerto Rico)
Secuenciacion de ultima generacion: sus usos y beneficios
Dr. Alfredo Torres (University of Texas Medical Branch)
Enfoque holístico para el desarrollo de vacunas bacterianas
Tuesday, June 2
9:00 a.m. CDT - Good Craft Beer Getting Spoiled by Bacteria
The risk of bacterial contamination in craft beer is high and beer spoilage bacteria can become a potential challenge for the growing craft brewing industry. Presenters will dicuss their research that showed that beer spoilage bacteria was found in 10 of 50 final product beer samples from four of the nine breweries tested in Houston.
Mary Goodman, University of Houston