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Agenda

Seafood Safety Session Abstracts

Last Name First Name Abstract Title
Brinkmeyer Robin Media influenced detection of highly virulent strains of Vibrio vulnificus and the potential for ship-borne dispersal
Coly Ignace Incidence of Vibrio cholerae and V. parahaemolyticus in seafood products from Senegal
Dambaugh Timothy Characterization of Atypical Vibrio parahaemolyticus Isolates Detected with the BAX(R) Real-Time PCR Assay for Vibrio cholerae/parahaemolyticus/vulnificus
DePaola Andy Fit for purpose molecular methods for Vibrio detection
Dobbs Fred Vibrio cholerae in ships' ballast tanks--toxic genes and antibiotic resistance
Ge Beilei A Real-Time Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay for Detecting Virulent-Type Vibrio vulnificus Strains in Oysters
Hossain Md. Incidence of Vibrio spp. in shrimp products and its impact on public health in Bangladesh
Hubbard Mike Evaluation of a commercial multiplex QPCR assay for enumeration of Vibrio species in the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica
Johnson Crystal Identifying Environmental Determinants Favorable for the Presence and Transmission of Pathogenic Vibrios
Jones Melissa Effects of Antimicrobial Peptides on the Growth and Survival of Vibrio vulnificus
Karunasagar Iddya FAO-WHO risk assessments for Vibrio spp. In seafoods
Longyant Siwaporn Rapid and sensitive detection of Vibrio cholerae using loop-mediated isothermal amplification targeted to the gene of outer membrane ompW
López-Joven Carmen Effect of different temperatures on the growth and survival of toxigenic and non toxigenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in tissues of Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum)
Mahmoud Barakat Novel X-Ray Technology for Reducing Vibrios in Oysters
Mudoh Meshack Comparison of Growth and Survival of Total and Pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in American and Asian Oysters
Nilsson William Linking Changes in Vibrio parahaemolyticus Populations to Phytoplankton Abundance and Composition in the Puget Sound Area
Pardio Violeta Effectiveness of superchilling storage for control of naturally occurring Vibrio cholerae and Escherichia coli in shellstock Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) depurated with ozonated seawater
Pengsuk Chalinan Simple detection and differentiation of Vibrio cholerae serotypes O1, O139, O141 and non O1, O139, O141 with specific monoclonal antibodies
Reyes Christian Densities of total and pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) from the Pueblo Viejo Lagoon, Veracruz, Mexico
Reyes Christian Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio alginolyticus in Crassostrea virginica from the lagoon system of Mandinga, Veracruz, Mexico
Schets Ciska Shellfish from Oosterschelde (North Sea) production areas contain pathogenic Vibrio species
Sithigorngul Paisarn Simple detection and differentiation of Vibrio mimicus from V. cholerae and Vibrio spp. by dot blotting
Toyofuku Hajime Elaboration of Codex Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Pathogenic Vibrio Species in Seafood
Williams Tiffany Comparison of two selective and differential media for the isolation of Vibrio vulnificus from the environment
Wright Anita Post-harvesting processing of oysters and Vibrio presence

Biodegradation of Crude Oil Session Abstracts

Last Name First Name Abstract Title
Atlas Ron Lessons from Exxon Valdez and other spills
Colwell Rita Lessons from the METULA oil spill
Farrington John Biogeochemistry of fossil fuel compounds in the marine environment
Grimes Jay Vibrios and petroleum in the Gulf of Mexico
Hazen Terry Open ocean studies on the Deepwater Horizon oil incident
Olson Nels Poplulation dynamics pre and post oil

Scientific Program

Session 1: Ecology of Vibrios

Co-Chairs: Diane McDougald (Univ. New South Wales, Australia). “The production of antipredator compounds and trophic strategy protect Vibrios in the
environment”
  James Oliver (Univ. North Carolina at Charlotte, USA). “Ecology and in situ gene expression of the two V. vulnificus genotypes”
Invited: Carla Pruzzo (Univ. Genoa, Italy). “Vibrio persistence and long term occurrence in coastal water linked to global warming"
  Edward G. Ruby (Univ. Wisconsin, USA). “Infection of the light organ of the squid, Euprymna scolopes, by the luminous bacterium Vibrio fischeri
  Jaime Martinez-Urtaza (Univ. de Santiago de Compostela, Spain). “Ocean anomalies and the spread of Vibrio diseases”
Contributed: Nur Hasan (Univ. Maryland). “Deep sea bacteria related to human pathogenic Vibrio species"
  Nazir Barekzi (Naval Research Lab, Washington, D.C., USA). “Transcriptomic, proteomic and phenotypic analysis of the Vibrio campbellii stationary phase alternative sigma factors RpoS1 and RpoS2”
  Elena Antonova (Georgia Tech Univ., USA). “Interspecies quorum sensing signaling induces natural competence of Vibrio cholerae on chitin surfaces”
  Maille Lyons (Univ. Connecticut, USA). “Islands of Vibrios: The role of organic aggregates in the ecology of Vibrio spp. in recreational waters”
  Laura Gomez-Consarnau (Univ. Southern California, USA). "Shedding light on Vibrio survival strategies in the ocean surface: the tale of proteorhodopsin phototrophy"
Roundtable: “Effect of Global Warming on Vibrio spp. in the Environment”
Craig Baker-Austin (CFAS, UK), Carla Pruzzo (Genoa), Martinez-Urtaza (Spain)

Session 2: Human Disease

Co-Chairs: Joon Haeng Rhee (Chonnam Univ., Korea). “Host cell killing mechanism of Vibrio vulnificus RtxA1 Toxin: Programmed necrotic cell death through calciumdependent mitochondrial dysfunction”
  Mark Strom (NOAA Fisheries Service, USA). “Ecology and population genetics of clinical and environmental Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the U.S. Pacific Northwest”
Invited: James Kaper (Univ. Maryland Medical School, USA). “Vaccine development targeting Vibrio cholerae
  Tetsuya Iida (Osaka University, Japan). “Type III secretion systems in Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  Karla Satchell (Feinberg School of Medicine, USA). “Analysis of MARTXVv variation in US Gulf region clinical and oyster Vibrio vulnificus isolates reveals dramatic variability in an important virulence factor”
Contributed: Ajay Goel (Defence Research and Development Establishment, India).
“Epidemiological studies of cholera outbreaks in Western and South India during 2009-2010 reveal involvement of multidrug resistant Vibrio cholerae with altered El Tor biotype”
  Ciska Schets (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands). "Pathogenic vibrios in marine and fresh recreational waters in The Netherlands related to environmental conditions and health complaints”
  Muhammed Islam (University of Technology, Australia). “Abundance of hybrid genome among Vibrio cholerae in the aquatic environment determined by fluorescence labeled gene cassette PCR and pulsed field gel electrophoresis: An Australian perspective”
  Rick Swain (University Florida, USA). “The iron limitation response of Vibrio vulnificus: genetic variation, GacA regulation, and virulence”
Roundtable: “Role of remote sensing for the surveillance of vibrios in the environment”
Rita Colwell, Jay Grimes, Juli Trtanj (NOAA), Murielle Lafaye (CNES,
France)

Session 3: Nonhuman Disease

Co-Chairs: Carmen Amaro (Univ. Valencia, Spain). “Vibrio vulnificus biotype 2 and the eel: a close host-pathogen interaction”
  Brian Austin (Univ. Stirling, UK). “The emergence of new vibrio species as pathogens”
Invited: Colin Munn (University of Plymouth, UK). “Vibrios as a cause of coral disease”
  Jorge Crosa (Oregon Health & Science Univ., USA). “Iron transport and the virulence of Vibrio anguillarum for salmonid fishes”
Contributed: Delphine Destoumieux-Garzón (Université Montpellier, France). “Major role of the outer-membrane protein OmpU in the Vibrio splendidus/Crassostrea gigas interaction”
  Manuel Lemos (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain). “The two subspecies of Photobacterium damselae express virulence factors that are encoded by
mobile DNA elements”
  Chung-Te Lee (National Cheng Kung University,Taiwan). “The expression of a novel biotype 2 Vibrio vulnificus virulence factor is regulated by iron and ferric uptake regulator”
Roundtable: "Control of Vibrio Diseases in Aquatic Animals"
B. Austin, J. Crosa, Diane Kapareiko (NOAA), Colin Munn, Martínez-Díaz (Mexico)

Session 4: Seafood Safety

Co-Chairs: Andy DePaola (FDA, Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA). “Fit for purpose molecular methods for Vibrio detection”
  Anita Wright (Univ. Florida, USA). “Post-harvest processing of oysters and Vibrio presence”
Invited: Iddya Karunasagar (FAO, Italy). “FAO/WHO risk assessments for Vibrio spp. in seafoods”
  Crystal Johnson (Louisiana State Univ., USA). “Environmental determinants in Mississippi, Louisiana, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, and Puget Sound, Washington”
Contributed: Hajime Toyofuku (National Institute of Public Health, Japan). “Elaboration of Codex guidelines on the application of general principles of food hygiene to the control of pathogenic Vibrio species in seafood”
  Romilio Espejo (Universidad de Chile El Líbano, Chile). “Diversity and load of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in shellfish throughout the summer diarrhea outbreaks in Southern Chile”
Roundtable: “Post-harvest processing of oysters”
John Tesvich (Ameripure), Victor Guarido (Univ. Florida), Paul Distefano (FDA), David Plunkett (CSPI) Hajime Toyofuku (Japanese National Institute of Health Sciences)

Session 5: Public Health

Co-Chairs: Indrani Karunasagar (Karnataka Veterinary, Animal & Fisheries Sciences
University, India). “Vibrio disease and public health - a developing country perspective”
  M. Nishibuchi (Kyoto University, Japan). “Effects of socioeconomic and cultural factors on Vibrio infections in humans”
Invited: Krish Nair (National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, India). “Why is the global burden of cholera increasing?” (Video presentation)
  J. Glenn Morris (Univ. Florida, USA). “Using mathematical models and R0 to better understand epidemics: the 2008-2009 cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe”
Contributed: Ezra Barzilay (Centers for Disease Control, USA). “Trends in the cholera and other vibrio illness surveillance (COVIS) system”
  Y. Hara-Kudo (National Institue of Health Sciences, Tokyo, Japan). “Decreasing Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections and analysis of seafood contamination in Japan”
Roundtable: “Methods for detection and enumeration of pathogenic vibrios”
Romilio Espejo (University of Santiago, Chile), Dominique Hervio-Heath (IFREMER), Jessica Jones (FDA), Mitsuaki Nishibuchi (University of Kyoto), Michael Vickery (BIOGX)

Session 6: Genomics

Co-Chairs: E. Fidelma Boyd (University of Delaware, USA). “What integrase phylogeny tells us about Vibrio evolution”
  Gary Vora (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., USA). “Comparative genomic and phenotypic analyses of the core group pathogens Vibrio campbellii and Vibrio harveyi
Invited: Amanda Lewis (Washington University, USA). “Genomic and metabolic profiling of sialic (nonulosonic) acids”
  Michelle Dziejman (Univ. Rochester Medical School, USA). “Sequencing is believing: A V. cholerae type three secretion system story”
Contributed: Brian K. Hammer (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA). “Non-coding small RNAs in the Vibrio cholerae quorum sensing system control the expression of important genes for associations in the environment and in the human host”
  Vaughn S. Cooper (Univ. of New Hampshire, USA). “Population genetic structure of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in New Hampshire's Great Bay Estuary”
  Maria Hoffmann (US Food and Drug Administration/Univ. of Hamburg, Germany). “Genotypic analysis of benthic Vibrio isolates and identification of Vibrio caribbenthicus sp. nov.”
  Shatavia S. Morrison (Univ. North Carolina at Charlotte, USA). “Entire genome sequence of E-genotypes of Vibrio vulnificus biotype 1 strains”

Session 7: Biodegradation of Crude Oil

Co-Chairs: Ron Atlas (Univ. Louisville, USA). “Lessons from Exxon Valdez and other spills”
  Jay Grimes (Univ. Southern Mississippi, USA). “Vibrios and petroleum in the Gulf of Mexico”
Invited: John W. Farrington (Univ. Massachusetts-Dartmouth, USA). “Biogeochemistry of fossil fuel compounds in the marine environment”
  Terry Hazen (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA). “Open ocean studies on the Deepwater Horizon oil incident”
  Nels Olson (Johns Hopkins University, USA). “Population dynamics pre and post oil”
  Rita Colwell (Univ. Maryland, USA). “Lessons from the METULA oil spill”
Roundtable: “Fate and Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Incident”
Spencer Garrett (NOAA), Carl Cerniglia (FDA), Bill Walker (MDMR)

 

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Nonhuman Disease Session Abstracts

Last Name First Name Abstract Title
Amaro Carmen Vibrio vulnificus biotype 2 and the eel: a close host-pathogen interaction
Amaro Carmen Preliminary characterization of Vep20 protein of Vibrio vulnificus biotype 2
Austin Brian The emergence of new vibrios as pathogens
Balboa Sabela Study of the interspecific variability of the clam pathogen Vibrio tapetis using Multilocus Sequence Analysis (MLSA) and DNA-DNA hybridization (DDH)
Bergin Paul Using lipid biomarkers and electron carrier Plastoquinone concentration as diagnostic tools to determine stress induced cellular dysfunction in hermatypic coral symbiotic zooxanthellae
Cervino James The thermal and pathogenic effects of Vibrio species on tropical reef corals and their Symbiodinium clade phylo-types in situ and in vitro
Chaivisuthangkura Parin Rapid and sensitive detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus using loop-mediated isothermal amplification combined with a lateral flow dipstick
Crosa Jorge Iron transport and the Virulence of Vibrio Anguillarum for Salmonid Fishes
Destoumieux-Garzón Delphine Major role of the outer-membrane protein OmpU in the Vibrio splendidus/Crassostrea gigas interaction
Hor Lien-I Can the eel-nonvirulent biotype 1 Vibrio vulnificus strains be converted into eel-virulent ones by acquiring the virulence plasmid via conjugation between the two biotypes?
Kadhim Hadaf Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) method for differentiating clinical and environmental isolates of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Kadhim Hadaf Molecular differentiation of clinical and non-clinical isolates of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Kapareiko Diane Competitive exclusion or immune response? How does a Vibrio sp. prospective probiotic bacterium function in larvae of the oyster Crassostrea virginica?
Lee Chun-Te The expression of a novel biotype 2 Vibrio vulnificus virulence factor is regulated by iron and ferric uptake regulator
Lemos Manuel The two subspecies of Photobacterium damselae express virulence factors that are encoded by mobile DNA elements
Martinez-Diaz Sergio Control of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the White shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei by phage therapy
Martinez-Diaz Sergio Use of a multispecies probiotic to protect Artemia from the pathogenic effects of Vibrio harveyi
Martinez-Diaz Sergio Incidence and residence of Vibriophages in the White Shrimp Litopennaeus vanammei
Martínez Díaz Sergio The increase in the virulence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus for crustaceans is mediated by phages
Milton Debra Lipopolysaccharides block internalization of Vibrio anguillarum by fish skin epithelial cells
Moore Janet Vibrio Concentrations in Bottlenose Dolphins from Sapelo Island and Brunswick, GA
Mulloorpeedikayil Rosalind Virulence genes of Vibrio harveyi and their association with pathogenicity
Munn Colin Vibrios as a cause of coral disease
Naka Hiroaki Siderophore Transport and Virulence in Vibrio Anguillarum
Sanjuan-Caro Eva Sequence based analysis reveals a polyphyletic origin of Vibrio vulnificus biotype 2
Vezzulli Luigi Catastrophic mass mortality of benthic invertebrates in the NW Mediterranean Sea: do Vibrio infections play a role?
Wilson Bry The role of the Vibrio coralliilyticus zinc-metalloprotease in pathogenicity of corals

Public Health and Related Factors Session Abstracts

Last Name First Name Abstract Title
Barzilay Ezra Trends in Vibrio Illnesses
Bourne Dianne The Effects of Freezing Temperatures and Times on the Inactivation of Human Pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Gulf Coast Oysters (Crassostrea virginica)
Bowers John Relationship between Vibrio parahaemolyticus levels in market bivalve molluscs and reported V. parahaemolyticus illnesses in Los Lagos, Chile
Fernandez-Piquer Judith Validation of a Vibrio parahaemolyticus predictive model in different species of Australian oysters
Flick George Use of High Hydrostatic Pressure Processing on Three Human Pathogenic Strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Live Gulf Coast Oysters (Cassostrea virginica)
Hara-Kudo Yukiko Decreasing Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections and analysis of seafood contamination in Japan
Jones Jessica Effectiveness of High Salinity Relaying for Reduction of Vibrio vulnificus, V. parahaemolyticus, and V. cholerae in Gulf Coast Oysters
Jones Steve Oyster processing strategies for eliminating Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus from New Hampshire oysters
Karunsagar Indrani Vibrio Disease And Public Health- A Developing Country Perspective
Kirschner Alexander Assessment of the health risk emanating from Vibrio cholerae strains, present in the large alkaline Central European Lake Neusiedler See
Morris J. Glenn Using mathematical models and R0 to better understand epidemics: the 2008-2009 cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe
Nair Krish Why is the global burden of cholera increasing?
Nishibuchi Mitsuaki Effects of socioeconomic and cultural factors on Vibrio infections in humans
Reece Kimberly Preliminary assessment of high salinity relay as a Vibrio vulnificus post-harvest processing strategy for Chesapeake Bay oysters (Crassostrea virginica)
Su Yi-Cheng Antimicrobial effects of tea-polyphenols on pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in shucked oysters (Crassostrea plicatula)
Tao Zhen Be careful when you fish: presence of Vibrio vulnificus in bait shrimp and fish from the Gulf of Mexico
Turnsek Maryann A Newly Recognized Human Pathogen in the Vibrio cholerae-mimicus species complex
Vieira Cleide Rosana Monitoring of Vibrio spp. in marine waters for the cultivation of bivalve mollusks in the South bay of Santa Catarina’s Island, Brazil

Ecology of Vibrios Session Abstracts

Last
Name
First Name Abstract Title
Alam Munirul Molecular Epidemiology and Ecology of Vibrio cholerae Causing Cholera in Coastal Villages of Bangladesh
Antonova Elena Interspecies quorum sensing signaling induces natural competence of Vibrio cholerae on chitin surfaces
Barekzi Nazir Transcriptomic, proteomic and phenotypic analysis of the Vibrio campbellii stationary phase alternative sigma factors RpoS1 and RpoS2
Baxter Anne Geographic, spatial and temporal abundance of Vibrio parahaemolyticus within two oyster harvesting bays in the south Puget Sound
Binder Eric Vibrio vulnificus biofilm formation is related to salinity and AI-2 production
Blumerman Seth Deciphering the role of multiple compatible solute transporters from Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Böer Simone Pathogenic Vibrio spp. - a health hazard in the German North Sea?
Cachicas Viviana Frequency of Vibrio parahaemolyticus cases from shellfish consumption and the inter-annual variation in summer temperatures in southern Chile from 2009 to 2010
Chase Eva Influence of temperature, salinity, and pH on logistic growth rate of Vibrio vulnificus biotypes as determined by culture-based and real-time PCR methods
Chen Arlene Occurrence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus in Chesapeake Bay waters, sediments and oysters
Collin Betty Survival and viability of human pathogenic Vibrio cholerae in water, sediment after exposure to aquatic organisms
Colwell Joel The Effects of salinity and temperature on the populations of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus in Breton Sound and Barataria Bay: A 3-year study
Cox Annie Ecology and diversity of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in coastal ponds and the estuarine environment of Narragansett Bay, RI
Cruz Cristina The prevalence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus in New Zealand Pacific oysters and Greenshell™ mussels and implications for risk management
Doce Alejandra New Vibrio spp. associated to the clam culture in Ria de Pontevedra (NW Spain)
Doyle Kristi Vibrio vulnificus uptake by the larvae of the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica
El-Shenawy Moustafa Behavior of Vibrios along the Mediterranean coast of Egypt
Fang Weihuan Multilocus sequence typing reveals genetic diversity of Vibrio parahaemolyticus from southeastern China with clonal complexes 3 seen from 2006
Froelich Brett High salinity-induced loss of Vibrio vulnificus populations in North Carolina oysters
Gamble Megan D. Infaunal burrows are enrichment zones for Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Gómez-Consarnau Laura Shedding light on Vibrio Survival Strategies in the Ocean Surface: The Tale of Proteorhodopsin Phototrophy
Haley Bradd Endemic Vibrio cholerae Populations in an Historically Cholera-Free Country
Hammer Brian Non-coding small RNAs in the Vibrio cholerae quorum sensing system control the expression of important genes for associations in the environment and in the human host
Hasan Nur Deep Sea Bacteria Related to Human Pathogenic Vibrio Species
Hengst Martha Specific tissue colonization of Argopecten purpuratus (Northern scallop) by a clinical strain of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and it response to environmental variables
Jacobs John Predicting the distribution of Vibrio vulnificus in Chesapeake Bay
Johnson Judith Emergence of Pathogenic Strains of Vibrio vulnificus Isolated from Tilapia in Bangladesh
Koestler Ben Environmental Control of c-di-GMP Synthesis in Vibrio cholerae
Larsen Andrea Use of Ribosomal Spacer Analysis (RISA) to study bacterial communities associated to marine fish
Lindell Kristoffer The phosphotransferase VanU plays a dual role in expression of the Qrr quorum-sensing regulatory small RNAs in Vibrio anguillarum
Lizárraga-Partida Marcial Molecular detection of V. cholerae, V. parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus in oysters from Mexico by the vibriomex goup
Lleo Maria Persistence of Vibrio in the marine coastal waters in relation to environmental factors and adhesion to phytoplankton: application and preliminary validation of complementary innovative tools
Lyle Louise Analysis of rpoS gene expression comparing an environmental and a clinical isolate of Vibrio vulnificus under hyperosmolar conditions using the Cepheid® Smart Cycler
Lyons M. Maille Islands of Vibrio: The Role of Organic Aggregates in the Ecology of Vibrio spp. in Recreational Waters
Martinez-Urtaza Jaime Ocean anomalies and the spread of Vibrio diseaseas
McDougald Diane The production of antipredator compounds and trophic strategy protect Vibrios in the environment
Molina Vanessa Effect of Temperature on Attachment of tdh+ Vibrio parahaemolyticus to Tigriopus californicus
Monfort Patrick Effect of temperature and salinity on experimental survival of Vibrio parahaemolyticus environmental isolates
Mott Joanna Vibrio vulnificus strains associated with fish and their potential virulence compared with Texas clinical strains
Nowakowska Joanna Resistance to environmental stresses by cells of Vibrio vulnificus in the VBNC state
Oliver Jim Ecology and in situ gene expression of the two V. vulnificus genotypes
Osorio Gonzalo Frequency of Vibrio parahaemolyticus cases from shellfish consumption and the inter-annual variation in summer temperatures in southern Chile from 2009 to 2010
Paranjpye Rohinee The ecology and genetic diversity of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Pacific Northwest of the U. S.
Pruzzo Carla Vibrio persistence and long term occurrence in coastal water linked to global warming
Rehnstam-Holm Ann-Sofi Vibrios in southern Sweden- environmental and chlinical aspects
Rhodes Matt The abundance and distribution of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and clinical strains in Maryland and Virginia's coastal bays
Rivera Irma Bacterial diversity from three Brazilian coastal regions
Rodrigues Dalia Distribution of Vibrio sp. in marine mammals, seabirds and turtles beached or accidentally captured in fishing nets in coastal regions of Brazil
Ruby Edward Infection of the light organ of the squid, Euprymna scolopes, by the luminous bacterium Vibrio fischeri
Sarkar Banwarilal Phage typing Scenario and role of cholera bacteriophages in the environment in Kolkata, India
Schauer Sonja Interaction of Vibrio cholerae nonO1/nonO139 with crustacean zooplankton and competing bacteria in a large alkaline lake in Central Europe
Schuster Brian Phenotypic and multi-locus sequence analysis of Vibrio cholera isolated from the Great Bay Estuary of New Hampshire reveals genetic exchange within this diverse endemic population
Staley Christopher Analysis of the relationship of water quality and physical parameters to Vibrio vulnificus abundance and virulence factor distribution
Tall Amadou Ecology of vibrios in coastal waters (English Channel): relationship between environmental parameters and the abundance and occurrence of potentially pathogenic Vibrio spp.
Taylor Casey Effect of Temperature and Salinity on Motility in Vibrio vulnificus
Vincent Chloe Correlation study between environmental factors and the development of vibrio parahaemolyticus and vibrio cholera, using merged SEAWiFS, MODIS and MERIS data
Vithanage Gayatri Climatic and hydrological circumstances select for prevalence of four human pathogenic Vibrio species in a temperate (Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana) and tropical (Oahu, Hawaii) environment
Williams Tiffany In situ gene expression of stress and putative virulence genes by C- and E-genotypes of Vibrio vulnificus
Wimpee Charles Bioluminescent Vibrio diversity in a long term environmental study on the Gulf Coast of Florida

Genomics Session Abstracts

Last Name First Name Abstract Title
Boyd Fidelma What integrase phylogeny tells us about Vibrio evolution
Cooper Vaughn Population genetic structure of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in New Hampshire’s Great Bay Estuary
Dziejman Michelle Sequencing is believing: A V. cholerae Type Three Secretion System Story
Gulig Paul SOLiD pyrosequencing of four Vibrio vulnificus genomes enables comparative genomic analysis and identification of candidate clade-specific virulence genes
Hasan Nur A. Comparative Genomics of Clinical and Environmental Vibrio mimicus
Hoffmann Maria Genotypic analysis of benthic Vibrio isolates and identification of Vibrio caribbenthicus sp. nov.
Iqbal Naeem Toxin antitoxin systems in Vibrio cholerae strain N16961
Kim Soo Young Genome wide analysis of in vivo Vibrio vulnificus gene expression by employing a peritoneal cavity infection model
Kingston Joseph Evolutionary and functional analysis of the two copies of heat shock proteins GroEL and GroES in Vibrio vulnificus
Lewis Amanda Genomic and metabolic profiling of sialic (nonulosonic) acids
Morrison Shatavia Entire genome sequence of E-genotypes of Vibrio vulnificus biotype 1 strains
Taviani Elisa Geographical distribution and molecular characterization of Integrative Conjugative Elements in environmental Vibrio cholerae
Taylor Casey Type IV Secretion System Components in Vibrio vulnificus
Turner Jeffrey Genome-level characterization of environmental and clinical Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains from the U. S. Pacific Northwest
Vora Gary Comparative genomic and phenotypic analyses of the core group pathogens Vibrio campbellii and Vibrio harveyi

Human Disease Session Abstracts

Last Name First Name Abstract Title
Arias Cova Analysis of 16S rRNA genes in Vibrio vulnificus: type A, B, and more
Baker-Austin Craig Use of real-time PCR to detect and enumerate V. vulnificus strains pathogenic to human health
Dobbs Fred Vibrio cholerae in ships' ballast tanks--toxic genes and antibiotic resistance
Gennari Micol Non pathogenic Vibrio environmental strains as a marine reservoir of virulence and fitness genes and mobile genetic elements
Gladney Lori Identification of clinical isolates as Vibrio navarrensis by molecular and phenotypic approache
Goel Ajay Epidemiological studies of cholera outbreaks in Western and South India during 2009-2010 reveal involvement of multidrug resistant Vibrio cholerae with altered El Tor biotype
Gulig Paul Genotype is correlated with but does not predict virulence of biotype 1 Vibrio vulnificus in subcutaneously inoculated, iron dextran-treated mice
Iida Tetsuya Type III secretion systems in Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Islam Muhammad Abundance of hybrid genome among Vibrio cholerae in the aquatic environment determined by fluorescence labelled gene cassette PCR and pulsed field gel electrophoresis: An Australian perspective
Jeong Hee Gon Contribution of MARTX and Hemolysin Produced by Vibrio vulnificus to Pathogenesis in Mice
Johnson Judith Phylogeography of Cholera; Seventh Pandemic Origin and Spread
Kaper James Vaccine development targeting Vibrio cholerae
Kim Choon Mee Glucose-starvation is an essential signal for the vulnibactin receptor vuuA gene expression in Vibrio vulnificus
Leoni Francesca Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis of clinical, food and environmental isolates of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Italy
Lipp Erin Novel reservoirs of the ctxA/B genes
Lleo Maria Epidemiology of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Italy: molecular and serological characterization of toxigenic strains isolated from marine samples and seafood
Louis Linda Differential efficiency of induction of vibriophage (φALP (VC)-3) encoding virulent genes in naturally occurring non O1 Vibrio Cholerae
Lubin Jean-Bernard Ability to catabolize sialic acid is present predominately in clinical isolates of Vibrio vulnificus
Napolitano Michael Vibrio cholerae Vibrio Pathogenicity Island-2 (VPI-2) excision dynamics
Paranjpye Rohinee Zebrafish as a model host for Vibrio parahaemolyticus virulence
Rhee Joon Haeng Host cell killing mechanism of Vibrio vulnificus RtxA1 Toxin: Programmed necrotic cell death through calcium-dependent mitochondrial dysfunction
Rivera Irma Antimicrobial resistance of Vibrio species isolated from seawater and plankton samples collected at Baixada Santista, São Paulo, Brazil
Satchell Karla Analysis of MARTXVv variation in US Gulf region clinical and oyster Vibrio vulnificus isolates reveals dramatic variability in an important virulence factor
Schets Ciska Pathogenic vibrios in marine and fresh recreational waters in The Netherlands related to environmental conditions and health complaints
Stockley Louise Development of a direct in-situ extraction procedure coupled to real-time PCR for the detection and enumeration of pathogenic vibrios in shellfish matrices
Strom Mark Ecology and population genetics of clinical and environmental Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the U.S. Pacific Northwest
Swain Rick The iron limitation response of Vibrio vulnificus: genetic variation, GacA regulation, and virulence
Tarr Cheryl Parallel evolution of Vibrio mimicus clones that carry Vibrio cholerae virulence genes
Theethakaew Chonchanok Identification of genetic variation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates from multiple sources in Thailand by Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST)
Whistler Cheryl Temperature regulation of virulence-associated traits in environmental and clinical isolates of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Whitaker Brian Vibrio parahaemolyticus toxRS operon (VP0819-VP0820) regulates outer membrane proteins OmpU and OmpN that are important for survival in acid stress