Tiedje Symposium on Microbial Genomics & Ecology -- October 29, 2011

Final Agenda - October 26

Check this space regularly for more details. For registration information see the website Tiedje Symposium. Questions? Contact Walt Esselman (MMGchair@msu.edu) or Joe Zhou (jzhou@ou.edu) or Jim Kells (kells@msu.edu).

Friday, October 28, 2011
  Arrivals and Registration:
Housing at Kellogg Center (conference rate rooms), plus other hotels
Visit Registration Page for further information
  Informal Gathering: On Your Own (no reception is planned)
Kellogg Center is booked due to the hockey game.
Saturday, October 29, 2011 - Biomedical Physical Sciences (BPS) Atrium
8:00 A.M. Registration and Coffee: Poster setup.
Biomedical Physical Sciences (BPS) Atrium, Level 1
Park at the Abrams Planetarium lot or the Shaw Road ramp across from Chemistry
8:45 A.M. Welcome: Walt Esselman / Jim Kells, Chairs,
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Crop & Soil Sciences
Ian Gray, MSU Vice President
Doug Buhler, Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jim Kirkpatrick, Dean, College of Natural Science
9:00 A.M. Rich Lenski -- From the ESA and GMOs to the CME and WMDs: Jim Tiedje in Action
9:30 A.M. Chuck Rice -- Denitrification: The good, the bad, and the ugly
10:00 A.M. Morning Break:
Continue poster setup in Atrium on a "first-come-first-placed" position.
(Display boards are approx. 48" x 40" --
please use velcro to attach to fabric; view instruction pdf)
10:30 A.M. Joe Zhou -- From Macroecology to Microecology: Lessons learned from JMT
11:00 A.M. Yoichi Kamagata -- Acetate: Trash or treasure for anaerobes?
11:30 A.M. Mary Firestone -- "Microbes Rule! We just need to explain the situation to a few folks..." -- JMT
12 Noon Lunch Break (provided by Grand Traverse Pie Co.) /
Group Photo
(Atrium or Gardens) / Posters (BPS Atrium)
1:30 P.M. Roberto Kolter -- The Jekyll and Hyde Chemistry of an Oceanic Symbiosis
2:00 P.M. Janet Jansson -- The age of metagenomics... from soil to oil
2:30 P.M. Kostas Konstantinidis -- Bacterial species in the light of genomics and metagenomics
3:00 P.M. Coffee Break / Posters (BPS Atrium)
3:15 P.M. Tom Schmidt -- Sleuthing for Pivotal Players in Complex Microbial Communities
3:45 P.M. Jim Tiedje -- Comments
4:15 P.M. Poster Session and Reception (BPS Atrium)
(Poster session will continue on Sunday, from 9 a.m. until Noon)
6:00 P.M. Reception,
7:00 P.M. Banquet
Kellogg Center (Big 10 B and C)
Highlights of Jim Tiedje’s scientific career.
Participants and contributions from individuals.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
9:00 A.M.-12 Noon Posters open for discussion (BPS Atrium) / Light refreshments. 12 Noon Adjourn.

Sponsored by:

  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics,
  • College of Natural Science
  • The Center for Microbial Ecology, Crop & Soil Sciences,
  • College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • AgBioResearch (formerly MAES)
  • Michigan State University
  • International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME)