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Optimizing the Development and Accessibility of Biological Materials and Data Through Next-generation Technology

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In this ASM Microbe 2024 Industry & Science Showcase, ATCC will highlight some exciting collaborators who are employing our diverse collection, including our next-generation ATCC Genome Portal—developed in partnership with One Codex—that delivers a database of reference-quality sequence data for cultures in the ATCC portfolio. ATCC will partner with Cultivarium to showcase their pioneering technologies for accelerating genetic tractability in non-model organisms. Cultivarium will present its high-throughput approach to rapidly identify functional genetic parts and favorable growth conditions in diverse microbes. Additionally, ATCC will discuss how they are meeting the challenges researchers face when using quantified reference materials.

This Industry & Science Showcase was a promotional activity and was not approved for continuing education credit. The content of this presentation and opinions expressed by presenters are those of the organizer or presenters and not of ASM.

Download the presentation to see how we are meeting the challenges researchers face when using quantified microbial strains



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Kyle Young, MBA

Product Manager, ATCC

Kyle Young, MBA, is a Product Manager with 14 years of laboratory experience in virology and molecular biology. He has worked extensively with virus authentication at ATCC, leading several process development and improvement efforts. He has also been involved in the attainment of ISO certifications in several laboratories. He currently performs product line management work for ATCC’s Microbiology collections. Mr. Young earned a BS in Biology from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from George Mason University.

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Elise Ledieu-Dherbécourt, PhD

Program Manager, Cultivarium

Dr. Elise Ledieu-Dherbécourt is a Program Manager at Cultivarium. She has a background in electrical engineering and computational biology. She received her PhD in Environmental Biology from MIT and her research interests span high-throughput microbiology, mathematics, and microfluidics.

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Nilay Chakraborty, PhD, MBA

Principal Scientist, BioNexus, ATCC

Dr. Nilay Chakraborty is the BioNexus Foundation Principal Scientist at ATCC. He is an expert in the area of biopreservation and currently focuses on strategic development of innovative products at ATCC. An engineer by training, Nilay received his MBA from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology and PhD from University of North Carolina. He developed several innovative technologies on biopreservation and cell-based technologies during his tenure at the Center for Engineering in Medicine in Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Burns Hospital. Prior to joining ATCC, Nilay was a tenured Associate Professor at University of Michigan, Dearborn, and served as the Provost Fellow and Chair of the Research Committee for College of Engineering at University of Michigan. He has designed and developed several programs at the University of Michigan that focused on success of first-generation college students. Nilay served as a PI of several Federal Research Grants and served as a reviewer for Federal Scientific bodies including NSF and NIH. He has multiple patents and has actively worked in the area technology translation area by creating two successful startup businesses. At ATCC, Dr. Chakraborty is developing a core group centered around advancing ATCC’s core competencies in preservation sciences and strategic development of innovative biological products that leverages recent advances in preservation technology and bioengineering.