mSystems® is an ASM journal dedicated to publishing diverse systems microbiology research, everything from cell metabolism to ecosystem dynamics, tools and techniques, to novel synthetic microbiology. In the mSystems® Thinking lecture series, editors come together with some of their favorite speakers on a variety of topics, using an interactive forum to allow the community to both hear the best science and meet the speakers in small groups. Presentations are followed by an open forum panel discussion with all speakers and participants.

mSystems® Journal: Systems Microbiology - June 21, 2021

Here, mSystems® brings together 3 of our favorite authors of papers over the last 12 months including work on SARS-CoV-2 and the built environment, viral pathogenesis, and the impact of fermented foods on the gut microbiome. The goal is to get an overview of some of the exciting research and themes being published in mSystems®, and meet with the editors and authors of those papers.

Join our interactive symposium mSystems® Journal: Systems Microbiology Monday, June 21st, at 5 p.m. ET during World Microbe Forum.

The interactive format of this event will enable speakers to interact with the audience during their presentations, as well as during small group sessions. We will conclude with a panel discussion that includes all speakers and participants.


Leslie Dietz, University of Oregon

Presentation: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Built Environment Considerations To Reduce Transmission

Sima Toros Tokajian, Lebanese American University

Presentation: SARS-CoV-2 and ORF3a: Nonsynonymous Mutations, Functional Domains, and Viral Pathogenesis

Bryn Taylor, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Presentation: Consumption of Fermented Foods Is Associated with Systematic Differences in the Gut Microbiome and Metabolome

Mark your calendar for the upcoming lectures in the series: 

  • Sept. 9: The Latest in Synthetic Microbiology. 
  • Dec. 1: Exploring the World of Microbial Systems Ecology. 

Catch up on past lectures: