Previous Microbiome Events

February 3, 2017
Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting
Friday, February 3, 2017 2016 at 11:00 to 12 pm: W203 Millennium Science.
Title: Data Science for Microbiome Research
Speaker: Dr. Yasser EL-Manzalawy, Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

December 13, 2016
Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting
TUESDAY , 2016 at 12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science.
Title: The reality versus theory for PacBio and Illumina
Speaker: Craig Praul, the Director of the Expression Analysis, Genomics Core Facility

December 6, 2016
Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting
TUESDAY , 2016 at 12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science.
Speaker: Connie J. Rogers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Nutrition and Physiology
Title: The role of probiotics in attenuating inflammation and improving gut health in obese adults

November 29, 2016
Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting
TUESDAY , 2016 at 12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science.
Speaker: Istvan Albert
Title: What Makes Metagenomics So Difficult?

November 15, 2016
Tuesday at 12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science
Speaker: Mary Ann Bruns
Title: Next-Gen Sequencing and Soil Eukaryotes

November 8, 2016
Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting
TUESDAY , 2016 at 12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science.
Speaker: Muammar Mansor
Title: “Functions of intracellular calcification in Achromatium populations elucidated by single-cell genomic sequencing.”

November 7, 2016
When: November 7, 2016, 12:10 PM – 1:00 PM

What’s Hidden in the Bog? Sequencing the Peatland Microbiome, from Individual Plants to the Globe

November 8, 2016

November 3, 2016
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Agricultural Research Services’ Animal. Health Stakeholder webinar on Microbiome held Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 1:30  4:30 pm (eastern).  During this webinar we will identify, discuss, and prioritize the most pressing animal health research, education and extension needs.  Please visit http://www.nifa.usda.gov/animal-health-stakeholder-webinar-series  to see the list of topics and to register for the webinar(s). Registration is limited.

November 1, 2016
Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting
TUESDAY , 2016 at 12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science.
Speaker: James H. Adair, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering, and Pharmacology

October 31, 2016 
Dr. Elizabeth A. Shank  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “Chemical Communication within the Soil Microbiome” 4:00 p.m.  108 Wartik Laboratory Host: Dr. Manuel Llinas (867-3444)

Tuesday October 25, 2016
Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting
12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science.
Title: Partnering to Explore the Ethical, Legal and Social Impacts (ELSI) of Microbiome Research
Speakers: Lee Ahern, College of Communications and Matthew Johnson, Center for Science and The School
The need for broader impacts research in federal grant applications is an area of growing interest, with agencies looking for innovative approaches. Developing mutually-beneficial relationships with social and behavioral scientists is one key to success. This session will explore opportunities and resources at Penn State that support such collaborative efforts

Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting
TUESDAY October 18, 2016 at 12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science.
Speaker: Ed Dudley, Department of Food Science, CoAS
Title: GenomeTrakr: Opportunities for the PSU food safety community and challenges ahead

Microbiome Initiative Networking Event
Monday October 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the Life Sciences Bridge.
This introductory session will help to connect researchers that are working in or would like to get involved with microbiome research. Lightening talks from different microbiome groups at Penn State will introduce variety of topics of interest. The talks will be followed by a poster session and discussion. Everyone is encouraged to present posters describing their ideas, current work, expertise, and results from existing and future microbiome projects.

4:40 Introduction
4:45  Odd numbered posters present
5:05 Even numbered posters present
5:30 Lightening talks -The lightening talks will take place at 5:30 pm. There won’t be a slide projector so come prepared to share your thoughts on your research and/or micro biome research in general in an informal but quick way. You will have 2 minutes sharp  for your talk.
5:50-6:30 additional discussions

Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting – October 11
Tuesday 2016 at 12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science.
Title: “Challenges in Holobiont Research”
Presenter: Bishoy Hanna, Ph.D. Department of Biology, Penn State

Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting – October 4
Tuesday  2016 at 12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science.  Joe Pollack and Vijay Kumar provide 15 minute introductions to their research and skill sets. From coral to gut microbiomes.

Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting – September 27
Tuesday at 12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science. Wayne Figurelle, Assistant Director, ICS and Derek Leydig, Client Engagement Lead/Project Manager from the Institute for CyberScience Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI, https://ics.psu.edu/advanced-cyberinfrastructure/) will lead the discussion by presenting resources available and cost to PSU researchers. Bring your questions and issues so the microbiome community and the ICS-ACI can help you make progress in your work.

Microbiome Initiative Weekly Meeting – September 20
Tuesday at 12:00 to 1 pm: W203 Millennium Science.
Our first speaker will be Dr. Fabrício Rocha Vieira (Visiting Post Doctoral Scientist in PPEM) discussing his research in an informal talk on the Microbial Community in an Experimental Compost for Agaricus bisporus Cultivation. Please lend your expertise to our discussion about the methods and next steps.

Invited Speaker – September 12
Phytobiome Initiative Seminar: Johan Leveau, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, UC Davis, “(Inter)activities in the Phytobiome,” 108 Wartik Laboratory, Monday, September 12, 2016, 12:10 – 1:00 pm. http://leveau.ucdavis.edu/ (see attached flyer) Dr. Leveau has a unique way of looking at communities of microorganisms, where they are, and what they are doing.

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