US/France Science Mini-Conference at the Institut Pasteur de Lille ...

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US/France Science Mini
-
Conference at the Institut Pasteur de Lille:

Celebrating

US and French STEM excellence around posters, seminars and friends


MORNING
POSTERS


Presenting author
underlined


Nickel hyperaccumulation in
Psychotria grandis

(rubiaceae)

from serpentine soils in Puerto Rico


A.R. Campbell
1
, C.O. Stone
1
,
N.M. Shamsedin
1
, D.A. Kolterman
2

and A.J. Pollard
1
,


1
Department of Biology, Furman University, Greenville, SC USA


2
Departamento de Bilogia, UPRM, Mayagues,
PUERTO RICO


Acatalasemia:
Molecular evolutionary inferences into the nature of the mutation


W. Towler
, J. Hartung and N. Schisler
, Department of Biology, Fur
man University, Greenville,

SC
USA


Selection of Internalized a
ptamers


Y.M. Chang
, M.B. O’Donoghue, T. Bayrac and W. Tan
, Center for Research at the Bio/Nano

Interface, Department of Chemistry, Shands Cancer Institute, UF Genetics Institute, University of

Florida, Gainesville, FL USA


Thrombospondin 1 regulates IL
-
6 secretion by a TGF

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al
浯m敬 潦 捯c楴楳


D. Nye
1
,2
, Z. Lopez
-
Dee
1
, C. Simone
1
, K. Papathomas
1
, J. Ling
2

and L.S. Gutierrez
1
,


1
Department of Biology, Wilkes University, Wilkes
-
Barre, PA USA


2
The Commonwealth Medical School, Scranton, PA USA


Lipid

extraction techniques on native Chlorella strain


T. Rouse
, M. Gutierrez
-
Wing, K. Rusch
, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana

State University, Baton Rouge, LA USA


Effect of the selective vasopressin
-
1b antagonist SSR149415 on
precipitated nicotine withdrawal in
the rat


Y. Ji
, J. Alexander and A Bruijnzeel
. Department of Psychiatry, McKnight Brain Institute, University of

Florida, Gainesville, FL USA


Changes in heat capacity as a result of the dissociation of the HMGA1 A/T Ho
ok by netropsin


A. Gorensek

and K. Buchmueller
, Department of Chemistry, Furman University, Greenville, SC USA


Making fuels green using molecularly imprinted polymers


E. Lissy
, J. LeJeune and D. Spivak
, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge,

LA USA


Bacterial microbiome of the carnivorous plant Sarracenia alata


D. Fusilier

and B. Carstens
, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton

Rouge, LA USA


H
ybridized gold nanoparticles of ssDNA systems


S. Burleigh
, C. Knorows and A. Travesset
, Department of Physics and Astronomy and Ames Laboratory,

Iowa State University, Ames, IA USA


Hermansky
-
Pudlak Syndrome candidate genes: BLOC
-
1


E. Martin
1,2
, J. Curr
y
1
, A. Cullinane
1
, R. Hess
1
, M. Huizing
1

and W. Gahl
1


1
Section on Human Biochemical Genetics, Medical Genetics Branch, National Human Genome



Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD USA


2
John Hopps Research Scholar, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA USA



Visual
-
tactile integration during passive observation of touch: Behavioral and electrophysiological
evidence


B. Malcolm
1
, T. Ro
1
, K. Reilly
2
, R. Salemme
2
, J. Mattout
3
, O. Bertrand
3

and A. Farn
è
2


1
Program in Cognitive Neuroscience, Graduate Center of the
City University of New York
, NY

USA


2
INSERM U1028
-

CNRS UMR5292,

Lyon 1 University, Neuroscience Research Centre of Lyon, ImpAct



Team
, Lyon FRANCE


3
INSERM U1028
-

CNRS UMR5292,

Lyon 1 University, Neuroscience Research Centre of Lyon, Brain



Dynami
cs and Cognition Team
, Lyon FRANCE


Vancomycin MIC creep: The explanation for vancomycin and daptomycin treatment failures of
methicillin
-
resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia


H. Namdari
1
, R. Fagerburg
2
, S. Piemontese
2

and
K. Pidcock
3


1
ClinMicro
Immunology Center, Clarks Summit, PA USA


2
Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA USA


3
W
ilkes University, Wilkes
-
Barre, PA

USA


Investigating the interaction between novel Cr(III) complexes and DNA in search of alternative routes
to chemotherapy


R.M. Gra
ybill, H.D. Rodgers, S.K.Wheeler and
J.F. Wheeler
, Department of Chemistry, Furman

University, Greenville, SC USA


ORAL PRESENTATIONS


Presenting author
underlined


The levamisole
-
sensitive acetylcholine receptors of
Oesophagostomumdentatum
: Molecular &
electrophysiological characterization.


S
.
K
.

Buxton
1
, C
.
L
.

Charvet
2
, C Neveu
2
, J Cabaret J
2
, A
.
P
.

Robertson
1

and R
.J.

Martin
1


1
Biomedical Science Department, College of Veterinary Medicine. Iowa State University, Ames IA USA.


2
Institut Nationale de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Nouzilly.
FRANCE


Arsenic uptake & speciation in the green marine a
lga
Ulva lactuca
:

Development of a coastal aquatic
b
ioindicator


C. Pham
1,2
, L. Charlet
2

and G. Sposito
1


1
Division of Ecosystem
Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA


2
Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Université Joseph Fourier, BP 53,, Grenoble, FRANCE


Competition
-
colonization dynamics Drive coexistence in an experimental metacommunity


G

Livingston
1
, M. Matias
2
,

N. Mouquet
3

and M. Leibold
1
,


1
University of Texas at Austin, University Station C0930, Austin, TX, USA


2
Institut des Sciences des l’Evolution


CNRS, UMR 5584


Universite’ de Montpellier II


CC065,



34095 Montpellier, FRANCE


3
INRA, Sophia
-
Antipolis
, 400 route des Chappes


BP 267, 06903 Sophia
-
Antipolis, FRANCE


Survival and differentiation of transplanted adenovirus
-
generated induced pluripotent stem cells


K.D. Fink
1,3,4
, X. Leveque
3,4
, A.T. Crane
1
, J. Rossignol
1,2
, M. Lu
1,2
, T.H. Nguyen
5
, L.
Lescaudron
3,4

and G.L.

Dunbar
1,2


1
Field Neurosciences Institute Laboratory for Restorative Neuroscience, Department of Psychology,



Central Michigan University,
Mount Pleasant, MI
USA


2
Field Neuroscience Institute, 4677 Towne Centre Rd.
Suite 101 Sagi
naw, MI USA


3
Univ. de Nantes, Faculté des Sci. et des Techniques, Nantes, FRANCE


4
INSERM U643, ITERT, CHU Hotel Dieu, Nantes cedex, FRANCE


5
INSERM U948, Biothérapies hépatiques, CHU Hotel Dieu, Nantes cedex, FRANCE


Functional importance of the 5
-
HT2B
receptor in psychiatric disease models


S.C. Rogan

and L. Maroteaux
,
Institut du Fer à Moulin, INSERM UMR
-
S 839; Université

Pierre et Marie

Curie, Paris FRANCE;
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
, Chapel Hill, NC USA

DISTINGUISHED

SPEAKERS


PLENARY 1:


GUMBOS: A New Breed of Micro
-

and Nano
-
Materials

Isiah M. Warner, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA USA


My research group has recently developed a new approach to the production of micro
-

and nano
-
materials
using a

g
roup of

u
niform

m
aterials

b
ased on

o
rganic

s
alts (GUMBOS).


These micro/nanoGUMBOS are
typically produced from frozen ionic liquids by use of a variety of methods employed for creation of relatively
monodispersed nanoparticles.


However, some of our materials do not follow

the strict definition for ionic
liquids (melting point less than 100
0
C) and thus we have adopted the more broadly based acronym of
GUMBOS (melting point 25
0
C to 250
0
C) to more accurately describe our materials.


In regard to these new
materials, we believe that our approach represents a major shift in the approach to producing nanomaterials
such that our materials are designed and assembled for specific uses, rather t
han adapted for uses as is the
case with most nanomaterials in use today.


This is because our approach to this materials development
allows for easy production of a variety of properties that can be exploited for selected bioanalytical
measurements and ap
plications.


This talk will focus on discussions of these new kinds of materials, as well as
provide an example of a unique sensing application for these materials.




PLENARY 2:


Infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis : TB or not TB?

Camille Locht, PhD,

Research Director, INSERM,

Scientific Director, Institut Pasteur de Lille,

Director, Center for Infection and Immunity of Lille, FRANCE



Although widely considered as an ancient disease, tuberculosis (TB) is still a major global killer, with
approximately

2 million deaths and 9 million new TB cases every year. Approximately 1/3 of the human
population is estimated to be infected with the causative agent
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
. Fortunately, most
(90


95%) infected subjects will never develop active dis
ease, but remain latently infected during their
entire lifespan. Disease is thus the exception. Understanding the molecular, cellular and immunological
differences between latent infection and active TB should therefore be helpful to develop improved
diagn
ostics, therapeutics and vaccines.


INVITED PRESENTATION:

Mobility of (young) Researchers

Olivier Giron, Chef du département Amérique, Afrique du Nord et Moyen
-
Orient,

Ministere des Affaires Etrangers et Europeennes, FRANCE


Following a worldwide trend towards more structured mobility and sustainable collaborations, the French
government is a strong proponent of international partnerships. This presentation will outline some
emerging models for international collaboration inc
luding academic programs such as cotutelle degrees,
endowments and international mixed laboratories. Examples will highlight how each type of program
functions and the many benefits of each.