2023 Schedule

Kenneth B. Raper Symposium Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

8:00-8:50 Event Check-In & Coffee.  First floor of MSB

8:55 Welcome. Ebling Symposium Center

9:00-9:30 Professor Elebeoba May, UW-Madison Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Models, Dimensionality and Spatiotemporal Response to Infection

9:30-10:00 Gary Kuzniar, Peoria Historical Society

Illinois State Microbe, Peoria Lab, and Dr. Raper

10:00-10:15 Flash talk selected from poster abstracts

Title TBA

10:15-10:45 Professor Chuck Kaspar, UW-Madison Bacteriology

The long and short of Salmonella osmotic stress response


10:45 Poster Session Opens

Even posters “live” 11:00-12:00

BOXED LUNCH served 12:00-12:30

Odd posters “live” 12:30-1:30


1:30-2:00 Professor Matt Anderson, UW-Madison Genetics

Metagenomic enrichment of microbial eukaryotes in the microbiome reveals new biology

2:00-2:30 Professor Jean-Michel Ané and Dr. Claudia Calderon, UW-Madison Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences

Mutual Learning for the Defense and Culturally Acceptable Use of Indigenous Biodiversity

2:30-3:00 Professor Charlie Mo, UW-Madison Bacteriology

Exploring the interface between bacterial defense systems and evolution

3:00-3:30 Professor Trina McMahon, UW-Madison Bacteriology and Chem & Env Eng

Bog Batteries: can anoxygenic phototrophs control energy transfer at an ecosystem scale?


3:30 Nancy Gouker Award Presentation & Closing

Followed by Informal Reception

*Save the Date KBR Symposium Sept. 3rd, 2024*