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Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology

Mike O’Reilly, PhD - Professor, Department of Pediatrics - Neonatology

 Feb 10, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m.
 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3-9624

Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology

Tom Mariani, PhD - Professor, Department of Pediatrics - Neonatology

 Feb 17, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m.
 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3-9624

Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology

Jim McGrath, PhD - Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

 Feb 24, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m.
 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3-9624

Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series: Bacterial cell wall architecture and dynamics: A matter of life and death

Simon Foster, PhD - West Riding Professor of Microbiology, The Florey Institute, School of Biosciences, University of Sheffield

The shape and integrity of bacteria are determined by cell wall peptidoglycan, a single macromolecule that surrounds the cell.  The synthesis of peptidoglycan is also the site of action of important antibiotics such as penicillin and vancomycin.  Thus bacterial viability, growth and division are dependent on the architecture and dynamics of this essential polymer.  We use a combination of high-resolution microscopy approaches to reveal peptidoglycan architecture, and its dynamics, using the major human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus as our primary organism.  Atomic force microscopy has demonstrated a complex, nanoscale peptidoglycan architecture in diverse species, which meets the challenges of maintaining viability and growth within their environmental niches, by exploiting the bioengineering versatility of the polymer.  The application of super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, coupled with new chemical probes has begun to reveal how the polymer is synthesized and hydrolysed during growth and division.  We have also used these approaches to determine the mode of action of antibiotics and molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.

 Feb 27, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m.

ZOOM ONLY
Host: Edward Schwarz, PhD

Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology

Ann Falsey, MD - Professor, Department of Medicine - Infectious Diseases

 Mar 10, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m.
 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3-9624

2023 RNA Institute Annual Symposium (UAlbany and UR Center for RNA Biology)

2023 RNA Institute Annual Symposium flyerThe 2023 RNA Institute Symposium will be held March 16-17th at the University at Albany, in collaboration with the UR Center for RNA Biology.

Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce our upcoming 2023 Annual RNA Institute Symposium hosted by the RNA Institute at the University at Albany in collaboration with the RNA Center for Biology at the University of Rochester. This year's meeting will focus on strengthening connections between academia and industry, hosting invited speakers from New York State Biotech and Pharma Industries as well as academia.

Event Highlights

Speakers from NY Biotech & Pharma Industries and Academia
Networking Opportunities with Industry Scientists

Trainee Talks
Lightning Talks of Selected Posters

Poster Sessions
Cash Awards for trainee talks and Posters

Abstract submission and registrations are now open.

Abstract submission closes by February 3, 2023. Feel free to pass along the attached advertisement to your friends and colleagues.

Submit your abstract and register at the link below

Register Today

 

 Mar 16, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m.

https://www.albany.edu/rna/rna-symposium

Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology

Dave Topham, PhD - Professor, Center for Vaccine Biology & Immunology

 Mar 17, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m.
 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3-9624

Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology

M. Kerry O'Banion, MD, PhD - Professor, Department of Neuroscience

 Mar 24, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m.
 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3-9624

Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology

Paige Lawrence, PhD - Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

 Mar 31, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m.
 Kornberg Medical Research Building | 3-9624