Tuesday, June 19, 2007: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Cottonwoods (Boise Centre on the Grove)
B Symposia (sp)
Infectious Disease, Part I
Two sessions are planned. The first session will focus on presentations by investigators and students involved in research into the identification of new therapeutic targets in infectious diseases and development of new antimicrobial drugs. The second session will center on the presentation of research identifying immune responses to infectious diseases, immune system targets, and new strategies for vaccination against pathogens.
Sponsor: The Pacific Division Section on Health Sciences
Organizers:Juliette K. Tinker
Ken Cornell
Presiders:Ken Cornell
Juliette K. Tinker
8:30 AMWelcoming Remarks
8:45 AMDrug Targeting of Bacterial Communication and Nutrient Salvage Pathways
Ken Cornell, C. Isom, J. Bonander, M. Martinez, J Jones, C Dayan
9:15 AMThe Contribution of Quorum Sensing to Pseudomonas aeruginosa Swarming and Biofilm Formation is Nutritionally Conditional
Joshua D. Shrout, David Chopp, Morten Hentzer, Michael Givskov, Matthew Parsek
9:45 AMAntimicrobial Effects and Mechanisms of Toxicity of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
Kevin Feris, Jason Bell, Madhu Kongara, Isaac Coombs, Hua Wang, Cory Hanley, Alex Punnoose, Denise Wingett
10:15 AMBreak
10:30 AMAntimicrobial Nanoparticle Surface Functionalization to Prevent Biofilm Formation on Medical Devices
Balchandra Karandikar, Bruce Gibbins
11:00 AMGroup A Streptococcal Myonecrosis: Increased Vimentin Expression following Skeletal Muscle Injury Mediates the "Flesh-eating Disease"
Amy E. Bryant, Stephanie M. Hamilton, Clifford R. Bayer, Dennis L. Stevens
11:30 AMThe Leukemoid Reaction in Clostridium sordellii Infection: Neuraminidase Induction of Promyelocytic Cell Proliferation
Michael J. Aldape, Amy E. Bryant, Dennis L. Stevens
12:00 PMLunch
1:30 PMStructural Studies of Phenylpropanoid and Monoterpene Biosynthesis Pathway Enzymes
ChulHee Kang, B Youn, Dc Hyatt, Ng Lewis, Rb Croteau
2:00 PMVirus Removal from Blood using Hollow Fiber Cartridges
Frank Jacobitz, Jeevan Menon, Paul Duffin, Richard Tullis
2:30 PMBioactivity of Herbal Medicines
Jayita Goswami
3:00 PMBreak
3:15 PMTowards the Synthesis of Novel Borinic Acids as Potential HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors
Levente Fabry-Asztalos
3:45 PMAntimalarial Agents Designed to Overcome Chloroquine Resistance
David H. Peyton, Steven J. Burgess, Cheryl Hodson, Katherine Liebman, Bornface Gunsaru, Jane Xu Kelly
4:15 PMConcluding Remarks

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