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  • Jan
    18

    EES Seminar: Egon Ozer

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    Whole-Genome Based Approaches to Understanding Pathogenesis and Resistance in Hospital Bacterial Pathogens

    Abstract
    Next-generation sequencing has allowed for rapid and inexpensive sequencing of microbial genomes. We have used this technology to sequence the genomes of several species of clinical and environmental bacterial isolates. Traditional comparative genomic techniques that sufficed for small numbers of genomic sequences have not scaled well to the dozens or hundreds of strain sequences now available for studies. In response, we have developed bioinformatic techniques and software to identify commonalities and differences among larger collections or populations of multiple bacterial genomes. We have used these approaches to examine genomic determinants of pathogenesis in infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, identifying novel virulence factors in the process. We have also applied a whole-genome approach to characterize health care transmissions of Acinetobacter baumannii and Clostridioides difficile and explore the global population structure of P. aeruginosa. As the clinical problem of antibiotic resistance worsens, we are also investigating methods of antibiotic resistance prediction based on the genomic sequence of P. aeruginosa to understand the relative contributions of various resistance mechanisms to phenotype in this pathogen. Together, these studies aim to harness the wealth of information that can be gained from genomic sequencing to understand and combat medically important bacterial infections.

    Biography
    Dr. Ozer received his MD and PhD in Molecular Biology from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 2006. He joined the Physician Scientist Training Program at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed by a clinical fellowship in Infectious Diseases. His postdoctoral training was conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Hauser MD PhD studying the contributions of the accessory genome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to strain-to-strain virulence differences. He joined the faculty of the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases in 2012 where he is currently an Assistant Professor.

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    TIME Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Jan
    21

    Suspension of classes for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    University Academic Calendar

    All Day

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    TIME Monday, January 21, 2019

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  • Jan
    21

    MPM Seminar: Jeff Masters

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, January 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Jan
    23

    SPREE Seminar: Bharat Bhushan

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Jan
    25

    EES Seminar: Morgane Desmau

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jan
    26

    CEE Career Fair

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    10:00 AM 122, Parkes Hall

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    TIME Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jan
    28

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: You Don't Need a Weatherman

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW Classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, January 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Jan
    28

    MPM Seminar: Mike Gloria

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, January 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Jan
    30

    SPREE Seminar: Gary Klein

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Feb
    1

    EES Seminar: Brandon Boor

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, February 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Feb
    4

    MPM Seminar: Diane Zimmer

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, February 4, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Feb
    11

    MPM Seminar: Howie Piersma

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, February 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Feb
    18

    MPM Seminar: Carlos Canetta

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, February 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Feb
    25

    MPM Seminar: Brett Gitskin

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, February 25, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Mar
    6

    SPREE Seminar: Jeffrey Richards

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Mar
    8

    EES Seminar: Angang Li

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, March 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Mar
    13

    SPREE Seminar: Catalin Picu

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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