May 23, 2014 by Heather Wiatrowski
What a great time! Yingjiao Wang, Songnian Liu, and I just returned from the American Society for Microbiology 2014th General Meeting, held in Boston Massachusetts. It was fantastic to take students to this event. It’s pretty pricey, so having it local meant that we could just all commute in from Worcester.
Songnian Liu presented his poster on reduction of mercury by magnetite isolated from magnetotactic bacteria, abstract number 1882.
Yingjiao Wang presented her work on Hg toxicity to Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, abstract number 882.
And I presented the work of a number of members of the lab, including Amanda Petrus, Yingjioa Wang, and Colin Rutner, on the mercury resistance operons in Xanthobacter autotrophicus PY2.
I got to meet up with some old friends from Rutgers at the demonstration of how to use kBase – Hi Priya, Jose, and Adam!
Another super fun thing? The last session, which included Stephen Zinder’s Division Q Lecture, was being live tweeted by half the audience, including me. #asm2014 FTW!