USOM 2019 Abstract Submission

5th Biennial Meeting:  La Jolla, CA July 11-12, 2019

 

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts must be 300 words or less.  Brief descriptions of the scientific phenomenon or hypothesis under investigation, the methods used to study the phenomenon, major findings, and a summative conclusion must be included.  Abstracts should be submitted as a contiguous paragraph; do not divide your abstract into sections. Abstracts do not have to be associated with a USOM member laboratory, but must be relevant to an aspect of mycoplasmology. Late-breaking abstracts will now be accepted for submission through June 21st.

5th Biennial USOM Conference Abstract Submission

Inviting delegates to attend and present on the clinical, biological, and systems biology of Mollicutes

Click HERE to submit a late-breaking abstract

Schematic representation of Mycoplasma pneumoniae based on simultaneous  transcriptomic, proteomic, and tomography studies in one of the first complete "systems biology" reports [Image: Kuhner et al., 2009]

Septic joint in a chicken with avian mycoplasmosis due to Mycoplasma synoviae  [Image: Ferguson-Noel 2010]

Chest X-ray indicating "walking pneumonia" caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, in a human [Image: Lukesh Guglani]

House finch conjunctivitis caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum following a host jump from poultry serves as an excellent model for studying emerging infectious diseases [Image:Ley et al., 1997]

A colony of  Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri  JCVIsyn1.0, the world's first synthetically  created organism [Image: Gibson et al., 2010]

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, a feature of porcine respiratory disease complex, attaching to swine cilia to establish infection 

[Image: F. C. Minion]

Ribosomal phylogram  representing all 3 domains of life.  The class Mollicutes (indicated) show the deepest branches, and appear to be among the most rapidly evolving living things [Image: M. May, via iTOL]

Scanning electron microscopy images of  Mycoplasma amphoriforme in process of dividing, as indicated by multiple attachment organelles 

 [Image: Hatchel et al., 2006]