Welcome to the 2010 Northwest branch meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

We are reestablishing the tradition of hosting ASM branch meetings in the Northwest and hope to see as many of you attend as possible. It is going to be a great meeting! We begin with a two opening addresses Friday evening on the beautiful campus of Seattle Pacific University at the base of Queen Anne Hill. We will reconvene Saturday morning in two separate sessions, one focused on general microbiology and the other on technologies and clinical microbiology. We will close the conference Saturday night with dinner and our keynote speaker. This is a great opportunity for your students to present at a local meeting, both graduate and undergraduate students attend free including all meals! Please take a moment to register and dont hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Steve Libby
President, NW ASM Branch

Derek Wood



Short Conference Schedule:

Friday, October 15th 2010

Time Event Location
5:00 pm Registration opens
Demaray Hall lobby
6:00-7:30 pm

Opening session I:

Dr. Ferran Garcia-Pichal
Professor, School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University

" Microbial Adaptations in Biological Soil Crusts, Earth's Most Extensive Biofilms"

Demaray Hall 150

Opening session II:

Dr. Wesley Van Voorhis
Head, Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division
Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Professor Microbiology & Global Health
University of Washington

"Calcium Dependent Protein Kinases as a drug target for Malaria, Toxoplasomosis, and Cryptosporidiosis: An Achilles Heel"

Demaray Hall 150
8:30 - 9:00 pm Opening reception
Demaray Hall lobby


Saturday, October 16th 2010

Time Event General sessions Clinical sessions
7:30 am Registration opens
Gwinn commons foyer
8:30 - 10:00 am Oral presentations
Gwinn commons A
Science 112
10:00- 10:30 am Break
Gwinn commons A
Science 112
10:30 - 12:00 pm Oral presentations
Gwinn commons A
Science 112
12:00 - 1:30 pm LUNCH - provided
Gwinn cafeteria
1:30 - 3:00 pm Oral presentations
Gwinn commons A
Science 112
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
Gwinn commons A
Science 112
3:30 - 5:00 pm Oral presentations
Gwinn commons A
Science 112
5:00 - 6:30 pm Poster session
Gwinn commons B
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Closing banquet - provided

Gwinn commons A
7:45 - 8:45 pm

Keynote address:

Dr. Thomas E Besser, DVM PhD
Professor of Microbiology
Food and Waterborne Disease Research Program Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

"Enough to Eat vs Safe to Eat: the Economics, Politics and Science of Escherichia coli O157:H7"

Gwinn commons A
8:45 - 9:00 Awards and closing Gwinn commons A