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: One Health

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
“The Gut-lung Axis in Asthma”

James (Jimmy) Weagley, Baldridge Lab
“Bacterial and Viral Succession Across Methods of Microbiota Transplantation”

Carrie O’Neil, Kwon Lab
“Human and Environmental Microbiome Reservoirs for Antimicrobial Resistance”
2:00 – 2:30 PM
Snacks, coffee and soft drinks
2:30 – 3:00 PM
Keynote presentation: The Microbial Reproductive Ecology of Primates

Liz Mallott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis
3:00 – 4:20 PM
Podium presentations:

David Mantilla-Calderon, Ling Lab
“High-resolution Time Series of Riverine Microbial Communities”

Rhiannon Vargas, Dantas Lab
“Microbiome of Dairy from Workers Have Compositional Similarities to that of Dairy Cows”

Mahal Bugay, Penczykowski Lab
“The World Below: The Soil Microbiome Across an Urbanization Gradient”

Itumeleng Moroenyane, Bart Lab
“Engineering Plant-microbe Interaction to Promote Host-microbe Interactions”
4:20 – 6:00 PM
Poster session
(Drinks and hors d’euvres)

Please RSVP now to secure your participation

Deadline for Poster Abstract Submission and Pre-Conference Lunch Registration was 9/23.