The CBE Seminar Series is organized to host experts from both academia and industry to present their research and share their expertise. Each semester, a committee of CBE graduate students and staff invite and host the colleagues and visitors (on and off-campus) who present at this seminar series.

The CBE 2020-2021 seminar organizing committee

If you have feedback or a speaker suggestion for the CBE Seminar Series, please contact a member of the organizing committee.

Spring 2021 Schedule

  • Thursdays, 4:10 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST)
  • Virtual via WebEx

 

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title/Topic

Jan 14

Dr. Paul Sturman

Industrial Coordinator, Center for Biofilm Engineering

The CBE Industrial Associates Program: Our history and forward progress

 

Jan 21

No Seminar

 

 

Jan 28

No Seminar    

Feb 4

Dr. Howard Stone

Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

 

Fluid dynamics of speech: Mechanisms underlying COVID-19 transmission

 

Feb 11 Dr. Knut Drescher Professor, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology & Philipps-Universität Marburg

Insights into biofilm growth and function enabled by image cytometry

 

Feb 18

Dr. Gerhard Herndl

Professor, Chair of Aquatic Biology Microbial Oceanography Group Dept. of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, University of Vienna

 

Biofilm microbial communities in surface and deep waters

Feb 25

Dr. Maryam Salehi

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Memphis

 

Investigation of the role of biofilm, plastic surface aging, and water chemistry on lead deposition onto and released from plastics

 

Mar 4

Dr. Hans Steenackers

Assistant Professor, Microbial and Molecular Systems, KU Leuven, Belgium

 

Cooperation and competition in biofilms: Novel targets for antimicrobial treatment

 

Mar 11

Dr. Caitlin Proctor

Asst. Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering; Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University

 

The biofilms you bathe with

 

 

Mar 18

Dr. Kendra Rumbaugh

 

 

Professor, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Understanding and treating biofilms in wounds

 

 

 

Mar 25

Dr. Hans Bernstein

Associate Professor, Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, The Arctic University of Norway

 

Hot Lake: A story of salty biofilms, chemical gradients and succession dynamics

 

 

 

Apr 1*

*10:00 a.m. MST

 

Dr. Alma Dal Co

Postdoctoral Researcher, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

 

Interaction networks in microbial communities

Apr 8

Dr. Luanne Hall-Stoodley

Associate Professor, Microbial Infection and Immunity; Director, BSL3 Program, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University

 

Airway Infections: aggregates, bacteria, and biofilms

 

Contact CBE for WebEx access

Apr 15

Dr. Haluk Beyenal

Paul Hohenschuh Distinguished Professor, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Washington State University

 

Electrochemical control of wound biofilm infections

 

Contact CBE for WebEx access

Apr 22

No Seminar - Last week of classes

Past Seminars

2020-Fall-CBE-Seminar-Schedule

2020-Spring-CBE-Seminar-Schedule

2019-Fall-CBE-Seminar-Schedule

2019-Spring-CBE-Seminar-Schedule