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More about asm2012 and San Francisco
May 2012
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(Photos of sights and destinations in San Francisco appear after the list of Division Lectures below)
 

Award lectures

SAN FRANCISCO—Most of the award lectures at asm2012 have been incorporated into sessions within the meeting's scientific program, instead of being separated out into their own program.

Sunday, June 17

bioMérieux Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology
"Best Practices Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: An Update from CLSI"

Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award
"New Data Shed New Light on Old Questions"

GlaxoSmithKline International Member of the Year Award
"Avoidance and Subversion of Host Cell Defenses by Intracellular Pathogens"

TREK Diagnostic ABMM/ABMLI Professional Recognition Award
"QUIZ BUSTERS: So You THINK You Know Microbiology! An Interactive Quiz"
 
USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award
"Who's Doing What in Microbial Communities"

Monday, June 18

BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology
"Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implications of Novel Mechanisms of Resistance"
 
Eli Lilly and Company Research Award
"Microbes Trigger and Shape Immunity"
 
Maurice Hilleman/Merck Award
"One Health: Humans, Animals and the Environment"
 
Procter & Gamble Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology
"Biogeochemical Cycling: Past, Present and Future"
 
D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award
"Small Words, Big Impact: Intercellular Communication Among Bacteria"
 
Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award
"The Continuing Plague of Foodborne-associated Outbreaks"
 
Promega Biotechnology Research Award
"Expanding the Metabolic Blueprint"

Tuesday, June 19

Abbott - ASM Lifetime Achievement Award
"Screening and Surveillance for Antibiotic Resistance: Global, Local and Bedside Considerations"
 
Abbott Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology
"Immunological Tools and Biomarkers for Infectious Diseases"


Division lectures

SAN FRANCISCO—Most of the division lectures at asm2012 have been incorporated into sessions within the meeting's scientific program, instead of being separated out into their own program.

Division A

"Novel Cell Surface and Cell-Cell Interaction Targets for Antimicrobial Therapeutics"

Division B

"What's for Dinner? Connecting Bacterial Metabolism with Host Interaction"

Division C

"Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implications of Novel Mechanisms of Resistance"

Division D

"Microbes Trigger and Shape Immunity"

Division E

"Phagocytes: Heroes and Victims of Infections"

Division F

"New Insights into Fungal Pathogenesis"

Division G

"New Biological Questions Brought by Species Pangenomes"

Division H

"All's Well that Ends and Mends Well: Maintenance of Genomic Integrity"

Division I

"The Microbiome of Nature's Vampires: Roles in Health and Disease"

Division J

"Sculpting the Bacterial Cell"

Division K

"Expanding the Metabolic Blueprint"

Division L

"Complications and Implications of New Technologies for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases"

Division M

(The Division M lecture will be held during the Division M business meeting)

Division N

"Patterns and Maintenance of Microbial Diversity"

Division O

"Microbial Glycobiology and Glycobiotechnology"

Division P

(The Division P lecture will be held during the Division P business meeting)

Division Q

"Who's Doing What in Microbial Communities"

Division R

"Symbiosis as a Driver of Ecology and Evolution"

Division S

"Parallels in Innate Immune Responses to Bacterial and Viral Infections"

Division T

"Parallels in Innate Immune Responses to Bacterial and Viral Infections "

Division U

"Real-time Analysis of Host-Pathogen Interactions"

Division V

"Immunological Tools and Biomarkers for Infectious Diseases"

Division W

"New Data Shed New Light on Old Questions"

Division X

"Ecology and Evolution of Unicellular Eukaryotes"

Division Y

"New Insights in Global Surveillance of Current and Emerging Infectious Diseases"

Division Z

"One Health: Humans, Animals and the Environment"

Division AA
 
"Immunological Tools and Biomarkers for Infectious Diseases"  
 
 

 
SIGHTS OF SAN FRANCISCO
 
 
The convention center playing host to asm2012 in San Francisco is the city's flagship Moscone Center. The June 15 to 19 meeting will take place at Moscone North and Moscone South, both of which are pictured here at night. CREDIT: Moscone Center
 
 
The 1.7-mile long Golden Gate Bridge is the only highway connecting San Francisco directly with Marin County. It took more than four years— over 25,000,000 man hours in total—to build the Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930s; it officially opened to vehicles on May 28, 1937. The bridge's two tapered towers, which were sculpted in the Art Deco style of the 1930s, were once the tallest bridge towers ever built, soaring 65 stories above San Francisco Bay; also, when the Golden Gate Bridge was built it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, and the 746-foot suspension towers were higher than any construction west of New York. More than 40 million vehicles cross the Golden Gate Bridge annually. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by Phillip H. Coblentz 
 
 
Alcatraz Island was home to the infamous maximum-security prison that once held, among others, Al Capone and Robert Stroud, who was known as the Birdman of Alcatraz. Visitors can ferry over to the island to partake of cellhouse tours and get spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline. Alcatraz Island, like Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay, also once served as a military post. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by P. Fuszard
 
 
San Francisco's cable cars reportedly comprise the nation's only moving national historical landmark, running on nine miles of track along three of their original routes at speeds of around 9.5 miles per hour. An average of 13 million people travel on the cable car each year, and this unique and nostalgic mode of transportation is popular not just with tourists but also locals who need to get around San Francisco but don't necessarily want to do it on foot, especially when steep inclines must be traversed—a frequent situation in the this hilly city. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by Phillip H. Coblentz
 
 
San Francisco's Chinatown is one of the largest such communities in the United States. The intersection of Grant Avenue and Bush Street is considered the front door to this bustling and part of the city, and there can be found a dragon-crested gate that was a 1969 gift from China. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by Sandor Balantoni
 
 
If you like seafood—both the taste and the pervasive smell of it—San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf is a great place for a snack or a meal, offering a variety of fresh seafood that is typically ready for a to-go order. The Dungeness crab at Fisherman's Wharf is one of the main attractions; a San Francisco favorite, this creature reportedly accounts for about 99 percent of the crab catch in the Pacific Ocean. Various tourist spots, shops and eateries are also found near the wharf. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by Jerry Lee Hayes
 
 
Lavender agapanthuses complement the facility in San Francisco's massive Golden Gate Park that some call the park's "glorious Victorian vase" but is officially named the Conservatory of Flowers. Said to be the oldest public growing house in California, the conservatory was shipped from London to San Francisco in 1875 and is the oldest structure in Golden Gate Park. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by Carol Simowitz
 
 
The tightly packed Victorian-style homes of San Francisco, often painted in bright or non-traditional house hues, are a signature image for many when they think of the city, and some 14,000 Victorian-era homes remain in San Francisco despite 514 blocks of the city going up in flames following the 1906 earthquake. Alamo Square is a good place to see the Victorian homes of Postcard Row, a portion of which is pictures here, with the skyline of San Francisco in the background. Victorian houses in San Francisco are often called Painted Ladies. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by Christine Krieg 
 
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