Check out the Campuswide Microbial Events Calendar for all microbial systems-related seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Cancer & Microbes Seminar Series – December 4, 2023
Join the Cancer & Microbes Working Group for a pizza lunch and presentations from Cancer Center at Illinois and Microbial Systems Initiative researchers working at the intersection of cancer and the microbial sciences. Lydia Okyere, graduate student in Pathobiology and Zaniab Alzoubi, graduate student in the Division of Nutritional Sciences (Loman Lab), will be presenting onMonday, Dec. 4 from 12-1 p.m. in 5602 Beckman Institute. Mark your calendars!
Microbe Mondays – Pizza Lunch & Science
Microbe Mondays feature two 10-minute research presentations with time for discussion and networking over a pizza lunch.
November 6, 12-1:00 p.m. Spice Box, Bevier Hall
February 26, 12-1:00 p.m. in IGB 612
March 25, 12-1:00 p.m. in IGB 612
April 22, 12-1:00 p.m. in IGB 612
“Initiation of Translation by the Ribosome” Seminar – October 9, 2023
MCB is hosting Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan for a seminar on Monday, Oct. 9 at 12 p.m. in the Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory B102. Hear from Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan as he discusses the significance of mRNA translation and his work on the structure of a 48S complex. Prof. Ramakrishnan will also give the IGB Pioneers in Genomics lecture on October 10. For more information see the seminar flier.
MSI Microbial Multiverse Symposium – September 14-16, 2023
The Microbial Multiverse Symposium will be on September 14–16, 2023! This symposium will showcase the breadth of microbial systems research on campus and how this work is driven through collaboration. The symposium will feature a public lecture by Margaret Mcfall-Ngai, presentations from invited speakers, and a panel discussion on microbes in society. The Microbial Multiverse Symposium is co-hosted by the Department of Microbiology, the Institute for Genomic Biology, the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Personalized Nutrition Initiative, and made possible by the Olga G. Nalbandov Lecture Fund. More details to come!
MicroERA Spring Symposium – April 3, 2023
The Microbial Early-Career Researchers Association (MicroERA) 3rd annual Research Symposium was held Monday, April 3, from 1 to 6:00 p.m. in rooms 4029 and 4035 at the Campus Instructional Facility (1405 W Springfield Ave, Urbana). The MicroERA Research Symposium highlighted interdisciplinary microbial systems research among trainees. Arthur Prindle, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Northwestern University, was the keynote speaker. The event featured 9 oral presentations in lightning talks and 26 poster presentations. Link to the program.
MicroERA Spring Symposium – April 11, 2022
The Microbial Early-Career Researchers Association (MicroERA) 2nd annual Research Symposium was held in-person Monday, April 11, from 1-6 p.m. at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB). The MicroERA Research Symposium highlighted interdisciplinary microbial systems research among trainees. Jason Yank, Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Rutgers was the keynote speaker. The event featured 14 oral presentations in lightning-style talks and 26 poster presentations. Link to the program.
Cancer and Microbes Workshop
On Sept. 17, the Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL) and the Microbial Systems Initiative (MSI) held the Cancer and Microbes Workshop as part of a new partnership formed between the CCIL and the MSI to promote collaboration at the interface of microbial sciences and cancer research.
The Cancer and Microbes initiative will promote the continued development of collaborations established at the event through an online directory providing information on research topics and areas of expertise, regular meetings and seed funding to support new projects that will stimulate future multi-PI funding awards in Cancer and Microbes. If interested, contact Maggie Berg (MSI) or Margaret Browne Huntt (CCIL) for more information. Learn more.
2021 Microbial Systems Initiative Virtual Symposium
The 2021 symposium brought the MSI community together to showcase microbial systems research at Illinois and plant the seeds for new collaborations. The program featured our new MSI faculty and included research talks, discussions, and networking opportunities.
Did you miss the some or all of the symposium or want a refresher? Contact Maggie Berg to get access to recordings of the talks and final panel discussion: “Lessons from the Pandemic.”