2022 Tiny Earth Virtual Winter Symposium

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Registration Deadline: November 21st
Students, Friends, & Family — Free
TEPIs w/ Student(s) Attending — Free
Tiny Earth Partner Instructors (TEPIs) — $20

December 2, 2022 — Via Zoom
11:00am-3:00 pm ET / 10:00am-2:00pm CT

For Students, Instructors, and Family & Friends!

Join us for the Tiny Earth Winter Symposium! This international event is designed to showcase student research and engage the Tiny Earth community in learning more about antibiotic resistance and the science of discovery. The session will feature two student research presentations and a keynote from Dr. Jarrad Hampton-Marcell, a professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago with expertise in host-microbe interactions in the context of health outcomes. Please encourage students to attend the conference, present their Tiny Earth research, and invite their families and friends to listen and learn!

Student Research Presentations

Tiny Earth Students from around the world are invited to present their Tiny Earth research! To participate, please register for the event and submit a Research Abstract & Presentation.

How to Participate

  1. Register and submit an abstract by November 21st
  2. Review the Student Presentation Guidelines & Expectations
  3. Submit your final presentation (poster) in PDF format by November 21st

Students will be assigned a presentation session and room, in addition to a poster number/time slot at the end of the final presentation submission deadline. If you have not received your presentation session information by November 21st, please email tinyearth@wid.wisc.edu.

Submit a Research Abstract & Presentation
Student Guidelines & Expectations
Abstract Submission Deadline (EXTENDED): November 21
Final Presentation Submission Deadline: November 21


The sport of science: Being competitive in STEM

Dr. Jarrad Hampton-Marcell
Professor of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Jarrad Hampton-Marcell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His current research examines the microbial implications on cell and tissue physiology in humans. Utilizing machine learning and in vivo models, he studies the the role short chain fatty acid producers play in shaping bioenergetics, body composition, and gastrointestinal disorders. Prior to UIC, Dr. Hampton-Marcell spent nearly a decade at Argonne National Laboratory studying microbial ecology in the soil, marine, and built-environments. His contributions include the Earth Microbiome Project, American Gut Project, and assisting in the development of Quantitative Isight into Microbial Ecology – a widely used program for microbial bioinformatics. A first-generation student/researcher/academic, he is heavily involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion co-chairing Argonne’s High School Research Program, HEROH (a sports performance foundation in Chicago), and ISME’s Virtual Microbial Ecology Summit.

Event Schedule All times in US EASTERN Time

Time (ET) Session
11:00am Welcome
11:45am Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jarrad Hampton-Marcell — The sport of science: Being competitive in STEM
12:45pm BREAK
1:00pm Student Research Presentations – Session I
1:45pm BREAK
2:00pm Sponsor Remarks
2:15pm Student Research Presentations – Session II
3:00pm Closing