Session 16: Student Oral Presentation Session
Tuesday, July 26, 2016: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Grand Couteau, 5th Fl (Sheraton New Orleans)
Stephanie Gleason - DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Laura R. Jarboe - Iowa State University and Sonya Clarkson - Conagen, Inc.
Invited undergraduate and graduate students speak on topics from the Society’s core areas of microbiology and biotechnology (biocatalysis, environmental microbiology, fermentation & cell culture, metabolic engineering, and natural products). These students provide a diverse perspective on many new topics and techniques. Presenters in this session are eligible for the Carol D. Litchfield Best Student Poster Presentation Awards.
8:30 AM
Uncovering cryptic natural products from Aspergillus nidulans with HDAC inhibition and untargeted metabolomics
Matthew T. Henke1, Dr. Alexandra Soukup2, Mr. Ryan McClure3, Anthony W Goering4, Regan J. Thomson3, Nancy Keller5 and Neil L. Kelleher3, (1)Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, (2)Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, (3)Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, (4)Department of Chemistry, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, (5)Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
8:50 AM
A novel recombinant cyanate hydratase (rTl-Cyn) from the thermophilic fungus Thermomyces lanuginosus for plant growth promotion
Bibhuti Ranjan, Dr. Santhosh Kumar, Prof. Kugenthiren Permaul and Prof. Suren Singh, Biotechnology and Food Technology, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa
9:10 AM
Cas9 nickase-based genome engineering substantially improves cellulolytic features of Clostridium cellulolyticum
Tao Xu and Jizhong Zhou, Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
9:30 AM
Break Sponsored by FrieslandCampina Domo, Grand Ballroom 5th Fl
9:50 AM
Glucaric acid production by a recombinant E.coli strain: investigation of myo inositol oxygenase soluble expression
Drew Stenger and Neal Connors, Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, Drew University, Madison, NJ
10:10 AM
An adaptive evolution approach utilizing reversible mutS inactivation for development of Lactobacillus casei strains with enhanced lactic acid tolerance at low pH
Tom Overbeck1, Joanne Hughes2, Dennis Welker2, James L. Steele3 and Jeff R. Broadbent1, (1)Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT, (2)Biology, Utah State University, Logan, UT, (3)Food Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
10:30 AM
Microbial metabolism of levulinic acid in P. putida and E. coli
Jacqueline Rand1, Josh Thiede2, Dr. Dan Agnew1 and Brian Pfleger3, (1)Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, (2)Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, (3)Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
10:50 AM
Epigenetic modification in fungi: New metabolites via histone deacetylase inhibition in Chalara sp.
Donovon Adpressa, Kayla Stalheim and Prof. Sandra Loesgen, Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
11:10 AM
Production of citramalic acid using metabolically engineered Escherichia coli
Xianghao Wu and Mark A. Eiteman, BioChemical Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
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