Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Reminder

In two weeks, Cafe Scientifique presents...

When:  Tuesday 11th February 2014 at 6p
Where:  The Veranda, 208 Lincoln Green 
Topic:  "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly"
Speaker:  Janet Donaldson

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cafe Talk: February 11th: Janet Donaldson: "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: What Gut Microbes Do For Us"


When:  Tuesday 11th February 2014 at 6pm
Where:  The Veranda, 208 Lincoln Green
Topic:  "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly"
Speaker:  Janet Donaldson



 "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: What Gut Microbes Do For Us"    The gastrointestinal tract is a harsh environment that is designed to break down organic materials during digestion, but some organisms actually thrive in that environment. Janet Donaldson's research focuses on how some types of bacteria are able to resist the stresses encountered within the gastrointestinal tract in order to establish infections. In particular, she will focus on how the food borne pathogens, Listeria and E. coli, survive within these conditions, causing serious illness in the host.  Further, she will discuss research that she and her research team are performing that they hope will help to determine novel biomarkers and mechanisms for targeting and combating illnesses caused by these bacteria.

 Janet Donaldson:  Currently, Donaldson is an Associate Professor with the Department of Biological Sciences at the Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.  Her primary research interest is in determining how pathogenic bacteria are able to resist the stressful environments encountered within the  gastrointestinal tract in order to establish infections, with a special focus in the mechanisms utilized by the food borne pathogens Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli to survive within these conditions.  Among Donaldson's recent awards is the National Pork Board Swine Industry Award for Innovation

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Reminder: January's Talk

Welcome back after the winter break and all that feasting, traveling, family, tensions, etc.  I know that we're only two weeks into the new year, but I already feel swamped with stuff and I for one am looking forward to settling into a routine that will help me feel better, more organized, and ready to take on some of the tasks ahead.  With all that in mind, Lindsay Wilson's presentation for January's Cafe Scientifique fits well into the program!

So please come join us!

When:  Tuesday 21st January 2014 at 6pm
Where:  The Veranda, 208 Lincoln Green
Topic:  "Xenobiome:  Why Wild Foods Matter"
Speaker:  Lindsay Wilson