Microphiles microbiology research discussion group

The Microbiology section holds a weekly research-in-progress Friday noon seminar series, a.k.a. Microphiles. This venue is open to graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers to present their work in the comprehensive and diverse field of Microbiology. This highly interactive and well-attended series is open to the research community and encourages broad discussion between the audience and the speaker.

The format of Microphiles is quite flexible to accommodate a range of presentation styles. Speakers are able to choose the length of their presentation (e.g., 15, 20, 30, or 40 minutes). This allows people to present talks on stories at an earlier and/or a less complete stage. This will also provide opportunities to practice a short talk for a conference. In addition, Microphiles is a great venue for student committee meetings and thesis defenses. Speakers may also indicate if they would like feedback on their presentation, in which case a student-made rubric is available.

Microphiles meets during the fall and spring semesters. A new schedule is available at the beginning of each semester.

Spring 2022 schedule

Fridays, 12:20–1:10pm

Attend in person (Simon Hall 001) or via Zoom. Unique Zoom links for each seminar will be posted in TWIB the week before and emailed the day before.

Feb 4 Professional development seminar. Dr. Hanping Guan, IU Sr. Tech Commercialization Manager
Feb 11 no microphiles (GRV)
Feb 18 Zhiyu Zang, Gerdt lab
Feb 25 Brittany Herrin, McKinlay lab
Mar 4 Virginia Green, Dalia Lab
Mar 11 Emily Perez, Kearns/Mukhopadhyay Labs
Mar 18 no microphiles (spring break)
Mar 25 Evan Couser Honors Defense, Dalia Lab
Apr 1 Max Garcia, Danthi Lab
Apr 8 Zhongqing ‘Warren’ Ren, Wang Lab
Apr 15 Blake Petersen PhD Defense, van Kessel lab
Apr 22 Stephanie Gummersheimer PhD Defense, Danthi lab
Apr 29 Logan Geyman Honors Defense, van Kessel Lab