NE-SIM Spring Meeting

Theodore C. Crusberg crusberg at WPI.EDU
Tue Apr 20 14:22:14 EST 1999

The New England Section of the Society for Industrial Microbiology invites
student (graduate or undergraduate) posters for presentation at its Spring
meeting to be held Thursday, May 27, from 9 AM to 4 PM at Worcester
Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Student poster abstracts will be accepted by e-mail only, no later than
May 21, to: crusberg at Instructions for poster design will be sent
to those who submit an abstract. Awards of $100, $50 and $25 will be made.

Meeting Location:  Higgins Laboratories - Main Quad
                   Worcester Polytechnic Institute
                   Worcester, Massachusetts
Meeting Agenda:

 9:00  AM  Registration (coffee and pastries)
 9:30      Giovanni Widmer, Tufts Univ. School of Veterinary Medicine
              "Molecular methods for detecting and genotyping waterborne
               Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts"
10:15      Coffee Break
10:30      James McAlpine, Phytera, Inc.
              "Production of secondary metabolites by plant cell culture"
11:15      Alex DiIorio, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
              "High viscosity and mixing issues encountered during the
               production of a high molecular weight biopolymer"
Noon       Lunch and Poster Session (Morgan Hall and The Wedge)
 2:00 PM   Shiliditya Dassarma, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
              "Genosequencing of a halobacterium: biotechnology potential"
 2:45      Kristin Wobbe, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
              "Molecular interactions controlling plant-pathogen outcomes"       
 3:30      Poster Awards with Tea/Coffee/Snacks for the Road

Costs:  Includes costs for coffee, pastries and lunch:
        Speakers:                           no charge   
        SIM Members and their guests        $25
        Professional Non-members            $40*           
        Students                            $10*

        * includes membership in the New England Section of SIM for one

        Mail check to: Ted Crusberg/WPI Biology and Biotechnology, 
                       Worcester MA 01609

Directions to the WPI Quad and the Meeting: From the south take I-395
north directly into I-290, or from the Mass Pike take Exit 10 (Auburn) and
then proceed east on I-290 and take exit 17.  Turn left at end of ramp and
follow Rte. 9 west through Lincoln Squre past the court house (on your
left) and the Auditorium (on your right) and up the hill, straight onto
Highland St.  Take a right just after the Sole Proprietor restaurant at
the light, onto West St., and through theintersection. Go up a slight
hill. Visitor parking is on the left after the footbridge on the Quad.
Higgins Labs is on your right just as you make the turn left. From the
North take Exit 18 off I-290 onto Lincoln St.  Then take a right at
Lincoln Square and follow the above directions.  
Hosted by: Ted Crusberg and Pamela Weathers
            Department of Biology & Biotechnology
            Worcester Polytechnic Institute
            Worcester MA 01609

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