Essentials of Staphylococcal Genetics Workshop

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Essentials of Staphylococcal Genetics Workshop has been canceled.


The Essentials of Staphylococcal Genetics workshop presents participants with an advanced understanding of the molecular and genetic techniques commonly used in the field to manipulate the staphylococcal genome in order to develop research strategies to counteract this pathogen's ability to overcome the host immune system and cause disease. The Center for Staphylococcal Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center created the Nebraska Transposon Mutant Library (NTML) to enhance the genetic analysis of this bacterium. This course will provide participants with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the use of staphylococcal genetics to optimize the utility of this genetic resource. The workshop will highlight presentations by principal investigators whose careers reflect various aspects of staphylococcal biology, including virulence factor production, regulatory mechanisms, metabolism, biofilm development, and host/pathogen interactions. 

2019 Course Schedule
Staphylococcal Genetics Workshop

Ken Bayles, PhD, Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha 
Vinai Chittezham Thomas, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
Paul Fey, PhD, Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
Marat Sadykov, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

The workshop will admit 10 students and new investigators interested in enhancing their knowledge base and technical skills in staphylococcal genetics.  

Canceled for 2020.    

Accommodation will be at the International House on the UNMC campus.  The International House is located at 428 South 38th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.  Accommodation will cost $300 per room for the week.  Please be advised, rooms may be shared and costs split between attendees.  Attendees asked to share rooms will be contacted prior to the meeting.  Accommodation costs will be posted at a later date.   

Center for Staphylococcal Research
Contacts: Drs. Ken Bayles and Paul Fey, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Address: 985900 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-5900
Telephone: 402-559-4656

This workshop is supported with funds provided by the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the UNMC and BEI Resources, a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) sponsored resource on pathogens, infectious disease, and other microbes, and the distributor of the NTML.  

Previous Essentials of Staphylococcal Genetics Workshops
June  22 - 26, 2015
June  5 - 10, 2016
July 15 - 20, 2018
July 8 - 12, 2019
Center for Staphylococcal Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA