Friday Research Seminar Series: MSBS Students

Des Moines, IA US
February 1, 2013


Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.


An Examination of Different Inc Plasmids in Salmonella Typhimurium, and their Effects on Fitness and Invasion
Allen Kempf, MSBS Student, Des Moines University

  • Describe the role of multiple-drug resistance plasmids in Salmonella and their role in pathogenesis
  • Describe the technique of incompatibility typing of plasmids, and how it can be used in molecular biology.
  • Consider the potential for changes in fitness of the host with the acquisition of Inc A/C plasmids.

Degradation and Utilization of Complex Carbohydrates by Trichomonas vaginalis 
Ryan Huffman, MSBS Student, Des Moines University

  • Describe the parasitic protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis and the pathology of trichomoniasis.
  • Assess the levels of hydrolytic activity towards complex carbohydrates in culture supernatants and cell lysates of T. vaginalis.
  • Assess the ability of T. vaginalis cultured under different growth conditions to degrade glycogen.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/01/2013 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
02/01/2013 - 1:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC 115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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