Pittcon will be exhibiting at Recent Advances in Microbiology Research: A BioConference Live 2015 Virtual Event

The field of microbiology, the study of minute organisms such as bacteria, viruses, archaea, and eukaryotes, is yielding startling new findings about their effects on people and the environment. Keeping current with these advances while keeping up with a demanding workflow can be challenging.

BioConference Live Microbiology 2015, a two-day online event from September 2-3, will spotlight microbiology research including new concepts, tools, and techniques. Topics include biofilms, emerging infections, global regulatory pressure on product preservation, the microbiome, and next-generation sequencing applications for microbial ecology.

Interactive live-streaming video sessions include question-and-answer sessions, and participants can earn free CME and CE credits. Following the presentations, participants will have a chance to engage in live chat—one-on-one—with speakers and peers. Explore the virtual exhibit floor to find the newest products and services offered.

Presenters will include:

Jack A. Gilbert, BSc, PhD, environmental microbiologist, Department of Biosciences, Argonne National Laboratory; associate professor, Departments of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago; senior scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole. He is currently applying next-generation sequencing technologies to microbial metagenomics and metatranscriptomics to test fundamental hypotheses in microbial ecology.

Matthew Keyser, MS,senior manager, next-gen sequencing applications, DNASTAR, a global software company, who helps scientists address their sequence assembly and analysis challenges.

Tony Rook, MS, manager, Microbiology, The Sherwin-Williams Company, whose Microbiology Center of Excellence focuses on global preservation strategies, continuous improvement of industrial hygiene practices, and development of microbiological methods to support coating-technology applications.

Steven F. Schnittger, vice president, Global Microbiology and Fermentation, Estee Lauder Companies.

Click here for more information about BioConference Live Microbiology 2015 and to register. Follow the discussion, chime in, or tell your colleagues about this event using #BCLmicro

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About Pittcon

Pittcon® is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Co-sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates more than a million dollars a year to provide financial and administrative support for various science outreach activities including science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums. Visit www.pittcon.org for more information.

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