Welcome to the 2012 Northwest branch meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

Welcome to the website of the Northwest Branch meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. This years conference will take place the 9-10th of November on the campus of the University of Washington.

The conference opens Friday evening, 9 November 2012, in Foege auditorium with this years Keynote address by Dr. Nancy Freitag from the University of Illinois. We will reconvene Saturday morning at the South Campus Center in two separate sessions, one focused on general microbiology and the other on clinical microbiology.

We will close the conference Saturday evening with a poster session and hors d'ouevres. This is a great opportunity to network with colleagues and for your students to present at a local meeting - undergraduate students are eligible for free registration.

Please register early to help us with our planning! Join us at our new Facebook site for updates and to meet other members.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

Steve Libby
President, NW ASM Branch

Derek Wood
Vice-President, NW ASM Branch



Short Conference Schedule:

Friday, November 9th 2012

Time Event Location
6:00 pm Registration
Foege Auditorium foyer
6:30-6:45 pm

Opening Comments:

Dr. Stephen Libby
President, NW ASM
University of Washington
Department of Microbiology

Foege Auditorium
6:45-8:00 pm

Keynote Address:

Dr. Nancy Freitag
University of Illinois
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

"From soil to cytosol: the pathogenic transition of the environmental bacterium Listeria monocytogenes"

Foege Auditorium
8:00 - 9:00 pm

Opening Reception

Vista Cafe


Saturday, November 10th 2012

Time Event General sessions Clinical sessions
8:00 am Registration opens
SCC lobby
8:30 - 10:10 am Oral presentations
10:10- 10:30 am Break
SCC lobby
10:30 - 12:10 pm Oral presentations
12:10 - 1:00 pm LUNCH - provided
SCC lobby
1:00 - 2:40 pm Oral presentations
2:40 - 3:00 pm Break
SCC lobby
3:00 - 4:50 pm Oral presentations
5:00 - 6:30 pm Poster session w/ hor d'oeuvres
SCC lobby