Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry
Continuing Education

Philips Institute Seminar Series:

Genomics and Systems Microbiology for Oral Pathogens

Ping Xu, PhD

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:05 PM-2:00 PM
CE Credit Hours: Lecture: CEUs - 1

Location: VCU School of Dentistry - Lyons Bldg Rm 424, 520 N 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23298
Map to Event: [Click here for directions]

Registration Fee: $0

Course Description:
Recent developments of state-of-the-art technologies such as genomics and proteomics create opportunities to investigate microorganisms comprehensively by systems biology approach. Handling large data sets promotes studying gene functions as a whole. Global analysis of microbial phenotypes (for example host-pathogen interactions, biofilm formation, or gene essentiality) will provide a comprehensive understanding of gene functions that cannot be revealed by the study of any single gene or small group of genes. Streptococci encompass a large group of important microbes for humans. Some oral streptococci are pathogens responsible for infective endocarditis or dental caries. The integrative analyses of streptococcal gene functions may pave the way to a new, global research emphasis in the post-genomic era.

Educational Objectives:
• Understand the principle of systems microbiology.
• Understand how to identify drug targets of oral pathogens.

Registration Ends: 10/22/2013 11:59 PM



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