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ANNUAL CONFERENCE  ::  All Participants  ::  Detailed Program

Detailed Program

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
8:15 AM

Registration

Science Teaching Complex (STC) Main Lobby  

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

STC0040

Professional Development Workshop
Chairs: Teresa de Kievit & Denice Bay, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Location: TBA

9:00 – 9:10 AM: Welcome and introductions

The three parts to this year’s workshop will be as follows:

  • Using graphic design in posters, slide presentations, and research papers to maximize the impact and clarity of your message.
  • An interactive session on resumes, cover letters, and other career-development topics.
  • Planning for a career in microbiology: guest panelist discussion regarding important considerations for a career in teaching, research, scientific communication, and beyond.

10:30- 10:50 AM: Coffee Break

9:30 – 11:00 AM
CSM Executive Meeting
Location
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
CSM Council Meeting
Location:
1:00 – 4:30 PM
STC0040

Forum for Microbiology Education (FOME) Workshop
Chairs: Tanya Noel, University of Windsor. Windsor, ON & Josie Libertucci, University of Michigan, MI, USA

Location: TBA

1:00 – 1:40 PM: Keynote Speaker
Karen Smith, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

1:40 - 3:10 PM: Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

3:10 – 3:30 PM: Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:30 PM: Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

4:30 – 5:30 PM
STC0040
NSERC Grants Information Session

This presentation includes the review process of the Discovery Grants Program, the composition of the Genes, Cells and Molecules (1501) Evaluation Group, the 2017 Discovery Grants (DG) and Research Tools & Instruments (RTI) Competition Results, NSERC program updates, and important information for the 2018 DG and RTI Competitions.

Presenter: Dr. Marie-Pierre Schippers, Program Officer, NSERC
6:30 - 6:40  PM
STC1012

Welcome from CSM 2017 Co-Chairs  
Josh Neufeld and Laura Hug,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

6:40 - 7:30 PM
STC1012

KEYNOTE LECTURE
Sponsored by CIHR III 

No One Has To Read This Crap: A Guide to Telling Stories About Science.
Ed Yong, science writer for the Atlantic. Author of “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life.”  


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
8:00 AM Registration
Science Teaching Complex (STC) Main Lobby  

8:30 AM -
10:00 AM
 

                         

Microbial Diversity
(Unified Theme)

Location: STC

8:30 - 9:00 AM
Invisible Influence: The microbiome in precision medicine

Invited speaker: Dr. Jack Gilbert, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

Microorganisms and Ecosystem Services 
(AEM)

Location: STC

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Identifying and quantifying microbial interdependencies that underpin ocean productivity
Invited speaker: Dr. Erin Bertrand, Dalhousie University, NS

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

Microbial Systems Biology
(MGCM)

Location: STC

8:30– 9:00 AM
Systematic identification of a class of bacterial effectors with novel regulatory activities
Invited Speaker: Dr. Alex Ensminger, University of Toronto, ON

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

10:00 –
10:30 AM
STC Lower Lobby
Coffee Break
Refreshments will be served
10:30 –
11:45 AM

Climate Change Microbiology
(AEM)

Location: STC

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Climate change microbiology: insights from freshwater cyanobacteria
Invited Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Cottingham, Dartmouth University, NS

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

Epidemiology in a Changing Pathogen Landscape
(I&I) Sponsored by CIHR III 

Location: STC

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Enabling global genomic epidemiology - a key tool for public health and microbiology research
Invited Speaker: Dr. Fiona Brinkman, Simon Fraser University, BC

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

Structural Biology
(MGCM)

Location: STC

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Discovery of a novel flagellin family in diverse bacteria that forms enzymatically active flagella
Invited Speaker: Dr. Andrew Doxey, University of Waterloo, ON

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

12:00 –
2:45 PM
Lunch, Poster Session I, and Exhibitors
Location: Physical Activities Complex
12:45 – 
2:45 PM

Workshops
Location: Physical Activities Complex (PAC)

TBA

3:00 – 4:30 PM
STC 1012

STUDENT SYMPOSIUM I
(12 min + 3 min questions each)

4:30 – 5:00 PM
STC Lower Lobby
 
Coffee Break
Refreshments will be served
5:00 – 6:00 PM
STC 1012
 
Fisher Award Lecture
Sponsored by Fisher Scientific                         
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Federation Hall
Opening Reception

Thursday, June 22, 2017

8:00 AM
        

Registration
Science Teaching Complex (STC) Main Lobby  

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 

                         

Computational Methods in Microbiology
(Unified Theme)
 

Location: STC

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Enterotypes, Autism, Aliens and the Elderly: the microbiome as a composition
Invited Speaker: Dr. Greg Gloor, University of Western Ontario, ON

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

Microbial Arms Race: Antibiotics and Resistance
(I&I) Sponsored by CIHR III 

Location: STC

8:30 – 9:00 AM
A Thermosensory Diguanylate Cyclase that Mediates Temperature-dependent Bacterial biofilm Development 
Invited Speaker: Dr. Joe Harrison, University of Calgary, AB

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

Microbial Origins and Symbioses
(Unified theme)


Location: STC

8:30 – 9:00 AM
One plus one equals one: historical and modern perspectives on symbiosis
Invited Speaker: Dr. John Archibald, Dalhousie University, NS

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

10:00 – 10:30 AM
STC Lower Lobby
Coffee Break
Refreshments will be served
10:30 – 11:45 AM

Synthetic (Micro)Biology 
(MGCM)

Location: STC

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Metabolite Valves: Dynamic Control of Metabolic Flux for Pathway Engineering
Invited Speaker: Dr. Kristala Jones Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

Viruses & Health
(I&I) Sponsored by CIHR III

Location: STC

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Phage morons modulate pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa update invited speaker and detailed program.
Dr. Karen Maxwell, University of Toronto, ON
Invited Speaker: Dr. Karen Maxwell, University of Toronto, ON

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

Microbes in Unusual Environments
(AEM) 

Location: STC

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Something from nothing? The creation of a new microbial ecosystem 2500 meters below the surface
Invited Speaker: Dr. Kelly Wrighton, Ohio State University, Ohio, USA

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Talks to be selected from submitted abstracts

12:00 – 2:45 PM Lunch, Poster Session II, and Exhibitors
Location: Physical Activities Complex (PAC)
12:00 – 2:45 PM

Workshops
Location: Physical Activities Complex (PAC)

TBA

3:00 – 4:30 PM
STC 1012

STUDENT SYMPOSIUM II
(12 min + 3 min questions each)

4:30 – 5:00 PM
STC Lower Lobby
Coffee Break
Refreshments will be served
5:00 – 6:00 PM
STC 1012
 

KEYNOTE LECTURE
Sponsored by CIHR III 

“Follow the Water”: Exploring the deep hydrogeosphere and the subsurface terrestrial biosphere
Dr. Barbara Sherwood-Lollar
, University of Toronto, ON
2016 NSERC John C. Polanyi award recipient; 2016 Companion to the Order of Canada                   

6:00 – 7:30 PM
STC

CSM Annual General Meeting

All CSM members welcome

7:30 – 9:00 PM
REV - Common Room
 
Student Mixer 

Friday, June 23, 2017

8:15 AM 

Registration
Science Teaching Complex (STC) Main Lobby  

9:00 AM 
STC 1012

Armand Frappier Outstanding Student Award Lecture
10:00 – 10:30 AM
STC Lower Lobby
Coffee Break
Refreshments will be served
10:30 AM
– 11:45 AM

Applied & Environmental Microbiology Section Symposium

Location: STC

Talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

Infection &
Immunity Section Symposium

Location: STC

Talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

Molecular Genetics & Celluar Microbiology Section Symposium

Location: STC

Talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

12:00 – 2:45 PM
 
Lunch, Poster Session III, and Exhibitors
Location: Physical Activities Complex (PAC)
12:45 – 2:45 PM
 

Workshops
Location: Physical Activities Complex (PAC)

TBA

3:00 – 4:30 PM
STC 1012
 

Postdoctoral Research Symposium
(15 min + 5 min questions each)

Talks will be selected from submitted abstracts of postdoctoral research fellows. An award will be presented at the President’s Banquet for the best oral presentation.

4:30 – 5:20 PM
STC 1012

CSM MURRAY AWARD FOR CAREER ACHIEVEMENT
Sponsored by: Canadian Science Publishing                 

5:20 – 5:30 PM
STC 1012
Invitation to next year’s meeting from the CSM 2018 Chairs
7:00 PM

President's Banquet
Concordia Club
429 Ottawa Street, Kitchener, ON, N2M 3P6

Transportation will be provided to and from the banquet. Bus pick up from the STC parking lot at 6:20 PM. 

 



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