Location: B01 McCourtney Hall

All are invited to participate in the 7th Annual AD&T Symposium on March 6, 2020, in B01 McCourtney Hall. This year’s symposium will focus on Extreme Diagnostics

Our keynote speaker this year, Dr Antonio Ricco, is chief technologist for small payloads at NASA’s Ames Research Center (ARC), on assignment from Stanford University. Prof. Ricco is the payload technologist for the BioSentinel deep space mission. He is PI of the NASA projects SPLIce: Sample Processor for Life on Icy Worlds and MICA: Microfluidic Icy-world Chemical Analyzer, and a member of the European Space Agency’s Topical Team, “Future Astrobiology Experiments in Earth Orbit and Beyond.”


8:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments

9:15 a.m. Welcome, Paul Bohn, Director

9:30 a.m. Enhanced Light Microscopy for the Direct Detection of High-Consequence Viruses, John H. Connor, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine

10:15 a.m. The Complexity of Behavior Exhibited by Bacteria Just Hanging Out in Their Own Backyard, Joshua Shrout, Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame

10:50 a.m. Break

11:05 a.m. Keynote Lecture: Life in Space: Microfluidic Systems Enable the Study of Terrestrial Microbes in Space & the Search for Life on the Solar System’s Icy Worlds, Antonio Ricco, Chief Technologist, Small Payloads NASA Ames Research Center, on assignment from Stanford University

12:05 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. Extremely Affordable Diagnostics, Marya Lieberman, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame

1:50 p.m. GeoBioMed Sheds New Light on Kidney Stone Pathogenesis, Bruce W. Fouke, Department of Geology, Department of Microbiology, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2:35 p.m. Understanding the Basic Mechanisms of Mycobacterial Disease, Patricia Champion, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

3:10 p.m. Poster Session and Refreshments

4:15 p.m. End

The symposium will be held in the lower level of McCourtney (with lunch on the 1st floor). No pre-registration is required.

For more information on AD&T and the symposium, please visit advanceddiagnostics.nd.edu or call (574) 631-7385.


Originally published at advanceddiagnostics.nd.edu.