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Call for Hot Papers

Are you a graduate student? Would you like a chance to speak at 2017 ASM Microbe?

The upcoming 2017 ASM Microbe meeting in New Orleans, LA is featuring a highly interactive platform called the Track Hub. Within the Host-Microbe Biology (HMB) Track, we will be convening a Hot Papers Journal Club.

We are requesting students from journal clubs and regional ASM chapters to propose recent papers within the broad area of Host-Microbe Biology for brief presentations of highlights, findings, and implications.

We anticipate selecting several papers and respective presenters for quick ~10 minute presentations. In addition to the opportunity of speaking at this national meeting, selected presenters will also receive a small stipend to help cover the costs of travel to the Microbe meeting.

To apply for consideration of presentation, please submit the following to

  • Title and authors of the paper
  • The URL link to the paper
  • 2-3 sentences on the importance/implications of the paper and relevance to HMB
  • Your name and school affiliation
  • Name of Journal Club and/or Student Chapter

Papers should reflect recent advances in the field of Host-Microbe Biology. Specific topics may include: bacterial pathogenesis, microbiome, host-pathogen interactions, host-beneficial microbes, and other molecular mechanisms governing the interactions between microbes and host cells.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is March 31, 2017.

Session Description:

This Track Hub discusses Hot Papers in a Journal Club format where Speakers and audience members will engage in interactive discussions of recent papers of high interest to the field of host-microbe biology. The student speakers are selected from a pool of journal clubs and student chapters among ASM member organizations. The key findings from recent publications will be summarized and used in discussion with the audience. This session provides a unique opportunity to understand and discuss important contributions as identified by the next generation of scholars and scientists. Our goal is to 1) Identify recent papers with significant contributions to host microbe biology, 2) Lead discussions on topics addressing important research gaps, and 3) Learn about areas driving research interests for young investigators.