ASM Microbe 2024

13 - 17 June 2024 CDT
Atlanta, United States

Overview

Oxford Nanopore are sponsoring, exhibiting and presenting at this event. As the world’s largest microbial sciences conference, ASM Microbe is the best place to showcase your research, engage with global leaders and forge new connections with scientists, researchers and educators, just like you. Dive deep into groundbreaking discoveries across 8 scientific tracks and tailor your experience with a unique meeting-within-a-meeting format.

Members of the Oxford Nanopore team will be on hand throughout the ASM Microbe Annual Meeting 2024. Please contact events@nanoporetech.com ahead of the event if you would like to arrange a meeting. You will be able to find us at​ booth 517 throughout the conference - do stop by and say hello!

Please register below for our evening event on Friday, June 14th at 6:30 pm. Hear leading researchers present their latest work demonstrating the advantages and novel applications of nanopore sequencing.

See additional details below for our on-booth schedule of demos and Data for Breakfast.

Evening event

Celebrating a decade of DNA discoveries: 10 years of the MinION in microbiology

Date: Friday, June 14th, 2024

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm ET

Location: Omni Atlanta Hotel at Centennial Park, International Ballroom A/B/C

Join us for an insightful session as we mark the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the MinION and celebrate the journey of early pioneers and innovators of nanopore sequencing in the microbiology community. We will hear from distinguished speakers who have been trailblazers in developing and implementing nanopore sequencing over the years for a range of applications, from real-time outbreak response, to generating perfecting bacterial genome assemblies, to veterinary microbiome profiling, and expanding viral genomic surveillance capacity globally. Speakers will present key findings from their research, offering valuable insights into MinION's transformative role in microbiology. Following the presentations, we will engage in a panel discussion with live Q&A, where experts will share their experiences and perspectives on driving new sequencing methods and strategies over the years. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate a decade of transformative DNA discoveries with nanopore sequencing.

Drinks and canapes will be served throughout the event. Please reach out to events@nanoporetech.com if you have any questions

Speakers

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Oxford Nanopore welcome and introductions

Aaron Pomerantz, Associate Director of Global Segment Marketing, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Aaron Pomerantz is the Associate Director of Global Segment Marketing at Oxford Nanopore, where he c...

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A decade of nanopore sequencing for real-time outbreak response

Josh Quick, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, University of Birmingham

Josh is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the University of Birmingham developing novel methods for ra...

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Perfect bacterial genomes from Nanopore reads alone

Ryan Wick, Postdoctoral Bioinformatician, University of Melbourne

Dr Ryan Wick is a bioinformatician specialising in long-read assembly of bacterial genomes, and has ...

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From fur to feces: exploring canine microbiomes (and beyond) using multiple Nanopore sequencing strategies

Anna Cusco, Postdoctoral Researcher, Fudan University

Anna Cuscó is a postdoctoral researcher in the Big Data Biology Lab at Fudan University. She is curr...

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Leveraging portable technology to expand global Influenza A Virus and SARS-CoV-2 genetic surveillance

Matthew Keller, PhD, Biologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Matthew Keller is Biologist with the Genomics and Diagnostics Team within CDC’s Influenza Divisi...

Agenda

Agenda

6:30 - 9:00 pm EDT

Agenda (subject to change)

6:30 - 7:00 pm

Networking reception

7:00 - 7:05 pm

Welcome and introductions

Aaron Pomerantz, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

7:05 - 7:15 pm

A decade of nanopore sequencing for real-time outbreak response

Josh Quick, University of Birmingham

7:15 - 7:25 pm

Perfect bacterial genomes from Nanopore reads alone

Ryan Wick, University of Melbourne

7:25 - 7:35 pm

From fur to feces: exploring canine microbiomes (and beyond) using multiple Nanopore sequencing strategies

Anna Cusco, Big Data Biology Lab, Fudan University

7:35 - 7:45 pm

Leveraging Portable Technology to Expand Global Influenza A Virus and SARS-CoV-2 Genetic Surveillance

Matthew Keller, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

7:45 - 8:05 pm

Q&A and audience discussion

Panel, facilitated by Aaron Pomerantz, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

8:05 - 9:00 pm

Networking reception continued

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Booth demos

Demo schedule

Demo title

Description

Date

Flow cell loading/initiating a sequencing run

Learn how to load a flow cell and initiate a sequencing run using Oxford Nanopore technology.

Friday June 14th - 11:00 am

Saturday June 15th - 4:00 pm

Sunday June 16th - 1:00 pm

Bacterial Genomes (NO-MISS)

Whole-genome sequencing of microbial isolates provides valuable information for public health, clinical microbiology research, food safety, and microbial ecology. Nanopore-only microbial isolate sequencing solution (NO-MISS) is a new rapid end-to-end workflow for the sequencing and analysis of bacterial isolates. Join our demo to learn how this workflow provides assembly, antimicrobial resistance and more in one easy to perform experiment!

Friday June 14th - 1:00 pm

Saturday June 15th - 11:00 am

Sunday June 16th - 3:30 pm

ElysION: Streamlining sample-to-answer microbial sequencing

Effortlessly go from sample to ultra-rich sequencing data with a push of a button. Discover how our newest device, ElysION, accelerates your sequencing workflow, from extraction to analysis, ensuring rapid answers in labs of every size. Join our demo to see how ElysION transforms sample-to-answer Nanopore-only Microbial Isolate Sequencing (NO-MISS) into seamless, straightforward science. Leap into the future of automated genomics.

Friday June 14th - 4:00 pm

Saturday June 15th - 1:00 pm

Sunday June 16th - 11:00 am

Data for Breakfast

Visit booth 517 for Data for Breakfast.

The Oxford Nanopore team will present on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th at 10:30 am on EPI2ME: Oxford Nanopore data analysis for anyone. Breakfast and coffee will be provided.

Posters featuring nanopore research

Friday, June 14th

Assessing carbapenemase-producing bacteria in wastewater samples in New York State: A pilot study

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Session #: AES-P-019

Poster #: 738

Presenter: Kailee Cummings, Wadsworth Center NYSDOH

A dynamic adaptive sampling approach enriches antimicrobial genes in microbial communities

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Session #: AES-P-010

Poster #: 780

Presenter: Danielle Wrenn, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Nanopore metagenomic sequencing for systemic bloodstream infection diagnostics evaluated in a prospective observational study

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Session #: CPHM-P-032

Poster #: 301

Presenter: Morten Nielsen, Aalborg University

Clinical performance of real-time nanopore metagenomic sequencing for rapid identification of bacterial pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Session #: CPHM-P-032

Poster #: 302

Presenter: Young Kyung Yoon, Korea University Anam Hospital

Nanopore direct RNA sequencing reveals virus-induced changes in m6A patterns in human bronchial epithelial cells

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Session #: HMB-P-013

Poster #: 951

Presenter: Dongyu Wang, University of Oklahoma

Does long-read sequencing technology produce superior viral genome assemblies

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Session #: MBP-P-030

Poster #: 651

Presenter: Corina Tabron, American Type Culture Collection

Saturday, June 15th

Rapid species ID and AST direct from whole blood: initial results from a feasibility study in patients with suspected blood stream infection

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Session #: CPHM-P-008

Poster #: 230

Presenter: Nicole Billings, Day Zero Diagnostics

Returning to full length sequencing of 16s rRNA for community profiling: evaluating sequencing quality and universal primer sets for use with nanopore long reads

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Session #: MBP-P-028

Poster #: 651

Presenter: Kendra Maas, University of Connecticut

Sunday, June 16th

Surveillance of Neisseria meninigitidis drug resistance in New York State

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Session #: AAR-P-003

Poster #: 415

Presenter: Andrew Peifer, Wadsworth Center

Implementation of diagnostic whole genome sequencing for identification of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) in a reference public health laboratory: Evaluation of different analytical approaches and validation of a novel taxonomic marker, TlyC, for NTM speciation

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Session #: CPHM-P-014

Poster #: 259

Presenter: Varvara Kozyreva, Mycotic and Parasitic Diseases Section, California Department of Public Health

Optimization of a nanopore based detection method for 17 foodborne pathogens

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Session #: CPHM-P-034

Poster #: 304

Presenter: Doo Won Seo, National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation

Multiple approaches to genomic sequencing of Monkeypox Virus during the 2022-2023 outbreak

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Session #: CPHM-P-034

Poster #: 306

Presenter: Crystal Gigante, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evaluation of agnostic RNA sequencing for biothreat and emerging infectious disease detection

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Session #: CPHM-P-034

Poster #: 308

Presenter: Anthony Kappell, Signature Science, LLC

SISPA-based metagenomics for the detection of respiratory pathogens

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Session #: CPHM-P-034

Poster #: 314

Presenter: Kelvin To, University of Hong Kong

High-accuracy, long-read sequencing of microbial isolates and standards enables AMR profiling, methylation detection, and taxonomic annotation

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Session #: CPHM-P-034

Poster #: 325

Presenter: Lynn Ly, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Presentations featuring nanopore research

Friday, June 14th

Impact of Arctic thaw on soil microbial communities and emerging environmental health risks

Time: 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Session #: AES-RF-001

Location: AES Track Hub

Presenter: Devin Drown, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Microbial ecology of PCB-contaminated sediments as part of an course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE)

Time: 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Session #: POM-RF-001

Location: POM Track Hub

Presenter: Katrina Twing, Weber State University

Advancing antimicrobial resistance management in preterm infants

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Session #: AAR-IDS-005

Location: A315

Presenter: Amanda Ojeda, University of Florida

Direct-from-blood predictive AST from clinical samples

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session #: LB-003

Location: Lounge & Learn 3

Presenter: Jason Wittenbach, Day Zero Diagnostics

Saturday, June 15th

Precision metagenomic testing: the next frontier

Time: 12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

Session #: CIV-TH-008

Location: CIV Track Hub

Presenter: Charles Chiu, University of California San Francisco

Treatment-emergent cefiderocol resistance in carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii is associated with insertion sequence ISAba36 in the Siderophore receptor PirA

Time: 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Session #: AAR-IDS-008

Location: A311

Presenter: Sun Hee Moon, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Characterization of microbial populations throughout the multiple parallel fermentation process of Makgeolli brewing

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Session #: AES-IDS-006

Location: B401

Presenter: Daniel Negrón, Noblis, Inc.

Isolation of novel dehalogenating bacteria from marine sponges

Time: 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Session #: AES-IDS-010

Location: B402

Presenter: Lauren Hall, Rutgers University

Next-generation sequencing is not rocket science, but genomic science. It is time for microbiology laboratories to implement routine AFB identification by NGS

Time: 3:05 pm - 3:20 pm

Session #: CPHM-IDS-012

Location: A411

Presenter: Jose Alexander, AdventHealth

Sequential collection of Bronchoalveolar Lavage specimens to monitor Pseudomonas aeruginosa adaptation in the human lung

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Session #: HMB-IDS-012

Location: B308

Presenter: Sophia Nozick, Northwestern University

Sunday, June 16th

Advancing wastewater-based genomics through the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS)

Time: 8:15 am - 8:45 am

Session #: AES-IDS-003

Location: B401

Presenter: Jeffrey Mercante, Decatur, GA

From pandemics to phage therapy: Unlocking the capabilities of wastewater genomic epidemiology

Time: 8:45 am - 9:15 am

Session #: AES-IDS-003

Location: B401

Presenter: Smruthi Karthikeyan, California Institute of Technology

Evaluating the feasibility of influenza virus surveillance in wastewater

Time: 9:15 am - 9:30 am

Session #: AES-IDS-003

Location: B401

Presenter: Matthew Keller, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Metagenomics to decipher the dynamic of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in raw vs treated hospital wastewater

Time: 9:30 am - 9:45 am

Session #: AES-IDS-003

Location: B401

Presenter: Yaovi Hounmanou, University of Copenhagen

Evaluating the efficacy of wastewater testing programs in monitoring the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections

Time: 9:45 am - 10:00 am

Session #: AES-IDS-003

Location: B401

Presenter: Avnish Mistry, University of Nevada

Rapid detection and quantification of microorganisms by multiplexing nanopore sequencing for in-field application

Time: 10:00 am - 10:15 am

Session #: AES-IDS-003

Location: B401

Presenter: Kaiqin Bian, Georgia Institute of Technology