Microbes perform various functions indispensable to organisms or the environment. Research on microbiomes of diverse ecosystems is happening in St. Louis. The Living Earth Collaborative hosts the mDivE symposium to foster interactions and collaborations among researchers working on or interested in this field. Podium presentations will feature speakers sharing their research on the microbiomes of humans, plants, animals, and the environment.  mDivE-STL will be held in person at River Camp, St. Louis Zoo, from noon to 5pm on October 3, 2022.

Presenters:
Sharon Deem, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACAM, Director of the Institute for Conservation Medicine, St. Louis Zoo

Liz Mallott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

Podium presentations will showcase research of junior scientists at Washington University in St. Louis, from the School of Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and the Mckelvey School of Engineering. Poster presentation opportunities are available for a limited number. Abstract submissions are open until 9/23.

Schedule

11:30 – 12:00 PM
Pre-conference lunch
Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 for those who register for them.
Come early and meet other microbiome scientists!

12:00 – 12:20 PM
Check-in and poster set-up
12:30 – 1:00 PM
Keynote presentation
Sharon Deem, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACAM, Director of the Institute for Conservation Medicine, St. Louis Zoo
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Podium Presentations:

Naomi Wilson, Kau Lab
James (Jimmy) Weagley, Baldridge Lab
Carrie O’Neil, Kwon Lab
2:00 – 2:30 PM
Snacks, coffee and soft drinks
2:30 – 3:00 PM
Keynote presentation
Liz Mallott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Podium presentations:

David Mantilla-Calderon, Ling Lab
Rhiannon Vargas, Dantas Lab
Mahal Bugay, Penczykowski Lab
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Poster session
(Drinks and hors d’euvres)

Please RSVP now to secure your participation

Box lunches will be served with freshly baked cookies and bottled beverages.