2013 FASEB Summer Research Conference “Microbial Pathogenesis: Mechanisms of Infectious Disease”

Snowmass Village, CO

Registration is now open for the 2013 FASEB Summer Research Conference “Microbial Pathogenesis: Mechanisms of Infectious Disease” that will be held in Snowmass, Colorado July 21-26, 2013. The current schedule of invited speakers is attached here. An important feature is that 16 short talks remain to be chosen from submitted abstracts, so there is ample room to be included on the program.

See the program here: 2013 FASEB PROGRAM AGENDA-July 21-26 2013 Snowmass CO and the FASEB SRC site

The history of this unique meeting is that it strives to be truly cross-disciplinary. It is attended by ~ 100+ bacteriologists, virologists, mycologists, parasitologists, prionologist, and immunologists, and the conference seeks to create an interactive environment for a diverse audience of senior and junior scientists who approach similar questions from a variety of angles and model systems. The meeting will begin with the Bernie Fields keynote address on Sunday evening by Jeremy Luban followed by four days of morning and evening talks and late afternoon poster sessions. Like the Gordon and Keystone meeting format, participants gather for all meals and talks, making it easy to get to know many new colleagues during the course of the meeting. The accommodations and site are exemplary, with ample hiking, biking, river rafting and other outdoor activities available during the unscheduled afternoons.

A central goal for the conference is to develop the next generation of colleagues in the microbial pathogenesis field. At this past summer’s meeting, Peggy Cotter continued the “meet the speaker” and “meet the scientist” breakfasts and lunches to encourage greater interaction between students, post-docs and faculty. There was also a career development session the closing morning titled “Grant, manuscript and tenure review” that was led by Peggy Cotter and Eduardo Montalvo and Joe Heitman and this was well received. These will be features of the 2013 meeting, as well as a series of poster and young speaker awards. We are working to invite journal editors to the meeting, and also representatives from the NIH/NIAID (Eduardo Montalvo has attended the meeting previously several times) and possibly also from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

A series of short talks will be selected from Abstracts submitted by graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty.
In the past, this has been a particularly attractive feature of the meeting that has contributed to its popularity and success. 16 short talks will be chosen from the submitted abstracts for inclusion on the program.

The 2013 meeting will be the 10th in this series of highly successful interdisciplinary meetings, and all have been held at the Snowmass site. Thus, there is a rich history and tradition, and many if not all of the previous chairs and co-chairs will be attending the meeting, and which further contributes to the success that the meeting enjoys.

We look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions.


Joe Heitman
Chair, 2013 FASEB Summer Research Conference

John Leong
Vice-Chair, 2013 FASEB Summer Research Conference (Chair 2015 conference)