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USOM 2019 Conference

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



Local Organization:

Dr. John I. Glass and Dr. Kim Wise, hosts

J. Craig Venter Institute

JCVI Synthetic Biology and Bioenergy Group

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Conference Registration

Registration is $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers, and $20 for students


Lodging for USOM 2019 will be at the Hotel La Jolla 

Click HERE to reserve your room at the meeting rate of $199 per night

*If this link doesn't provide the correct information, select "Hotel La Jolla," and for the corporate code that will enable you to get the discount rate, contact Mitch Balish at

5th Biennial USOM Conference Registration

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

Click HERE to register

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The J. Craig Venter Institute La Jolla, CA 

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]

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