Joint symposium: MAC-EPID & ITiMS

March 29, 2019

1755, School of Public Health I

1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(Registration closes 5:00PM March 27, 2019)
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All events are FREE and open to the public but please register so we can provide appropriate quantities of food.  Thank you!
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8:30 AM - Sign In and Coffee 

9:00 AM - Opening Remarks 
Betsy Foxman, PhD (Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Endowed Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MAC-EPID),  Co-Director of the Integrated Training program in Microbial Systems (ITiMS))
Thomas Schmidt, PhD (Professor of 
Civil & Environmental Engineering, 
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
Internal Medicine, 

Microbiology & Immunology
Co-Director of the Integrated Training program in Microbial Systems (ITiMS))

9:15 AM - "Microbial dynamics in space and time:  the motion picture 
Edward F. DeLong, PhD (
Professor of Oceanography and Co-Director SCOPE.    Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education, University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Introduced by Student

9:15 AM - Break with snacks

9:45 AM -  "Dynamic Viral Symbioses in Microbial Populations 
Rachel Whitaker, PhD ( Professor of Microbiology, School of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Illinois)
Introduced by Student

10:45 AM - Break with snacks

11:15 AM - "Toward Designer Microbiomes 
Dr. Jo Handelsman (Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Introduced by Student

12:15 PM - Coffee Hour

Thank you to our sponsors: ITiMS, Gudakunst Lectureship, MAC-EPID, Dept of Epidemiology, and Public Health.  
MAC-EPID symposia are also supported through donations from people like you.