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Irene George 
Northeast Branch - ASM or    (508) 999-9239 


Monday, November 6, 2023 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

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Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham 
55 Ariadne Road
Dedham, MA 02026

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Learning to Count the Hard Way: Measuring Diversity in the Microbiome and Beyond 

presented by:  Ramy Arnaout, MD, DPhil

Dr. Arnaout is the Associate Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratories at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and President of the ASM Northeast Branch. His research lies at the intersection of computation, immunology, and infectious disease and brings mathematical and physics-based approaches to bear on several problems, including deciphering large-scale antibody and T-cell receptor immunomes.
Today’s talk is about a key tool in the toolkit: measuring diversity in complex systems. Learning to do so led the laboratory on an enlightening (and humbling) journey from immunomes to information theory to microbiomes and beyond.CEO and Co-Founder at Biobot Analytics, Cambridge, MA

Staking out new territory on the ribosome for antibiotic development

presented by: James E. Kirby, MD, D(ABMM)

Dr. Kirby is an NIH-funded Principal Investigator in the Experimental Pathology Division of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at BIDMC; Program Director of the Medical Microbiology Fellowships at BIDMC; and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.  He was past president of the Northeast Branch-ASM from 2009-2012. 

Dr. Kirby will talk about his collaborative efforts to develop antibiotics targeting gram-negative ESKAPE pathogens. He will discuss the emerging threat from such pathogens; the difficulty in developing new drugs to treat them; and the activity; action; and goals and strategies for development of rediscovered natural products.

Monday, November 6, 2023 at 6PM

 Hosted by:

The Northeast Branch of the American Society of Micriobiology

Evening Program

Social Hour:   6:00 pm

Dinner:          6:30 pm

Dedhan Village Buffet will be served

 Presentation:         7:30 pm
This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as meeting the criteria for 1 CMLE credit.
After the meeting participants will be sent a link to an ASCP Evaluation form to complete. Upon completion of the form, participants will receive an ASCP certificate

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