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A Virtual Conference - Saturday, December 12, 2020

The virtual conference will be one day.

Keynote Speakers for Virtual 2020 Conference

Dr. Ruth Ley
Director, Department of Microbiome Science
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen, Germany
"Back to the sea: Free-living psychrophilic bacteria of the genus Psychrobacter are descendants of pathobionts"

Dr. George O’Toole
Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH
"To build a biofilm"

The mission of the West Coast Bacterial Physiologists is to organize and promote an annual conference bringing together graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty in a relaxed setting. This international conference is an excellent venue for trainees to gain experience and confidence in formal research presentations, and to interact with other trainees and senior scientists who share similar research interests.

For in-person conferences at Asilomar, four accomplished investigators are invited each year to present the John Ingraham Lectures in Microbial Physiology. All topics concerning the physiology of Bacteria and Archaea are discussed, including behavior, ecology, genetics, genomics, growth, metabolism, pathogenesis, phylogeny, regulation, structure, and symbiosis.

For in-person conferences (not 2020), sessions, lodging and meals are at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, a California State Park in Pacific Grove.

Four sessions of invited and submitted papers are planned to begin Friday evening and end Sunday noon. As usual, Saturday afternoon will be free for exploration and recreation.