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A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting
June 21, 2016|
TWITTER, VINCENT RACANIELLO
Antibiotic resistance, CRISPR (and its antidotes), flaviviruses, biosafety, and identifying new antimicrobial drugs were among the most-discussed topics at this year’s American Society for Microbiology (ASM) conference, held in Boston.
—Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates on eradicating polio
—Pedro Vasconcelos of the Evandro Chagas Institute in Brazil
—Joseph Kanabrocki, associate vice president for research safety at the University of Chicago, on working with hazardous pathogens
—Pathologist, microbiologist, and immunologist Scott Weaver of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s Institute for Human Infections and Immunity
—Soil microbiologist Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
—David Hooper, chief of the Infection Control Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital
—Case Western Reserve University’s Robert Bonomo, discussing clinical cases involving multidrug-resistant bacteria