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GIDI Spring Symposium April 24

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2019 GIDI Spring Symposium will be held in Newcomb Hall on April 24. Keynote Speaker UVA Alum (Foreign Affairs) Carolyn Reynolds MA, Vice President Policy and Advocacy at PATH. Register Here

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Five UVA Faculty Nominated to AAAS

Congratulation to all new UVA AAAS Fellows. The 2018 Class includes GIDI Steering Committee member and co-founder Lukas Tamm and GIDI member Wladek Minor. See UVA Article by Fariss Samarrai here 2018 UVA AAAS Fellows

Single-molecule tracking in live Yersinia

Single-molecule tracking in live Yersinia

Type 3 secretion system (T3SS) injectisomes are membrane-embedded multiprotein assemblies used for inter-kingdom transfer of proteins from bacterial pathogens into eukaryotic cells. Read the article here Single-Molecule Tracking in live Yersinia and read more here about the Gahlmann Lab.

Cryoelectron micrograph of E. coli Type 1 pili

Structure of the type 1 pilus

GIDI member Edward Egelman is using Cryoelectron Microscopy to solve biological structures including type 1 pili of uropathogenic E. coli, which is responsible for most urinary tract infections in the world. Courtesy of Weili Zheng and Edward Egelman.

 

Single-cell electro-phenotyping

The global rise of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains and antibiotic persistence has spurred an urgent need for technologies capable of rapidly screening susceptibility of particular strains to key antibiotics, preferably without requiring time-consuming microbial culture steps New publication from the Swami lab.Read more: Rohani et al., 2018

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