2006 Meeting of the North Carolina Branch of the American Society for Microbiology
Thursday, October 12th, 2006 (This is the first day of Fall Break for the UNC system). Registration at 8:00am, meeting 9:00am to 5:00pm
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC.
Visitor information includes the address, parking instructions, and other useful information about the arboretum.
Driving directions includes a map as well as a description of how to get to the arboretum from any direction.
Email notice of intention to attend to email@example.com before October 5, 2006. The $10 registration fee (plus $10 NC ASM membership for non-members) is payable at the door. Registrants will receive a program (including abstracts and attendee roster), a box lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.
Tip: The registration/membership form can be downloaded, printed out, and filled out in advance, saving you time at the meeting registration table.
||Poster and Talk set-up
||Awards Committee's organization
||Welcome and Introductory comments
|Session I – Molecular/Cellular (9: 00 am to 10:00 am) Sherrice Allen, Chair
||Henry S. Gibbons
||Identification of two Mycobacterium smegmatis cell envelope sugar-binding proteins that depend on the SecA2 protein
||Justin A. McDonough
||Beta-lactamase (BlaC) as a Genetic Reporter to Identify Exported Proteins of the Tat pathway in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
||Dilan R. Weerakoon
||Respiratory Chain of Campylobacter jejuni
Poston Award Winner!
||Poster Session I (Unattended)
|Session II - Pathogenesis (10:40 am to 12:00 pm) Wrennie Edwards, Chair
||The Pseudomonas aeruginosa response regulator AlgR controls twitching motility by activating the fimU-pilVWXY1Y2E operon, which is required for proper assembly, localization, and export of type IV pilin monomers.
Melton Award Winner!
||Terry L. Morris
||Signaling Cascades Triggered by Bacterial Metabolic End-products During KSHV Reactivation
||Role of a Putative Polysaccharide Locus in Bordetella Biofilm Development
||DNA binding properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa AmrZ
||Poster Session II (Attended)
|Session III - Environmental (1:20 pm to 2:00 pm) Jim Brown, Chair
||Detection and Diversity of Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidizing Bacteria (ANAMMOXA) in the Cape Fear River Estuary
||Ann G. Matthysse
||Genes Involved in the binding of E. coli O157 to plant surfaces
|Plenary Session (2:15 pm to 3:13 pm) Daniel Williams, Chair
||Drug Efflux Pumps and Bacterial Pathogenesis
||Poster Session III (Attended)
||Thank you and Concluding Comments
||Election of New Officers
||Reha O. Azizoglu
||Role of Growth Temperature on Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Listeria monocytogenes
||Anna Lisa De Obaldia
||Difference in mating of Cryptococcus species on pigeon guano defines their ecological niche
||Effects of Mechanical Stretch on Fetal Lung Type II Epithelial Cells
||Sjogren’s Syndrome is associated with BK virus
||Characterization of Iaps, a Novel Family of Secreted Chlamydial Inclusion-associated Proteins
||Phylogenetic analysis of Azomonas insignis.
||Analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa conditional Psl variants reveals roles for the Psl as an adhesin and in maintaining biofilm structure post-attachment
||b-lactamase as a reporter for protein export in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
||RNase P in Pyrobaculum?
||Investigating the interaction between heat-labile enterotoxin and lipopolysaccharide
||Molecular Determination of Uncultured Novel Arsenate Reducing Bacteria in Estuarine Sediments and Groundwater
||The Poxvirus A35R Protein Down-Regulates the Immune Response
||Genetic analysis of the SecA2 secretion pathway of mycobacteria
||Identification of DinB, a novel DNA polymerase of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
||Ro Shauna Rothwell
||Mechanisms of Oral Viral Reactivation and Pathogenesis
||Timothy Brian Shirey
||Detection and Diversity of Denitrifying Bacterial Communities at the Cape Fear River Estuary, North Carolina
||Mapping out the pathogen-host interface on the parasitophorous vacuole of Chlamydia trachomatis.
Best Poster Award Winner!
Information for presenters:
Poster setup will be during registration, 8:00am-8:45am, and will remain up for the duration of the meeting. Posters will be mounted on corkboards (BRING PINS!). The maximum poster size is 3 ' x 4' - We have 8ft boards, and 2 will go on each side. The first poster session (10:00-10:40 am) is unattended; you don't have to be there. The second poster session is over lunch - try to spend the time between 1:05pm and 1:20 at your poster. The third poster session (3:15-4:00 pm) is attended - please plan to spend this time at your poster.
Talk setup is during registration, 8:00-8:45 am. Bring your presentation either on a CD or a USB memory stick, in either Microsoft Powerpoint or Apple Keynote format. These will be copied to a computer (we'll have both PC and Mac) connected to the projector during the setup time. If you have other software needs, plan to bring your own laptop & we'll plug it into the projector at the appropriate time.
Sherrice Allen (President-elect)
James W. Brown (President)
Geraldine Luginbuhl (Treasurer)
Sherrice V. Allen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Natural Sciences
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
phone: (910) 672-1046
fax: (910) 672-1159
by James W. Brown | Department of Biological Sciences | College of Sciences | NC State University