Posting this email I received from Chuck Bevins:
Hi everyone. There are two special events coming up that may be of interest. They are both outstanding opportunities, and they are FREE! Don’t miss out.
BAMPS (Bay Area Microbial Pathogenesis Symposium)
The 15th annual Bay Area Microbial Pathogenesis Symposium (BAMPS XV) will take place on Saturday March 24, 2014 at Genentech Hall on the Mission Bay Campus of UCSF from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The keynote speaker this year will be Scott Hultgren, PhD. from Washington University (St Louis). As always, the conference is FREE. Breakfast, lunch, and a wine and hors d’ oeuvres reception will be provided free of charge. This symposium will feature a series of 15 to 30-minute talks by students, postdocs, and PI’s and a poster session at lunchtime by Bay Area researchers in microbial pathogenesis. The conference is FREE, but you "must" register. http://bamps.ucsf.edu<http://bamps.ucsf.edu/> Registration closes March 1, 2012.
If you wish to be considered for a short talk, please upload a one-paragraph abstract and provide a tentative title. The deadline for submitting an abstract is February 24, 2011 (TOMORROW!). If your abstract is not selected for an oral presentation, we will automatically schedule you for a poster presentation. If you wish to present a poster only, please enter the tentative title. The deadline for submission of a poster title is March 1, 2012. If necessary, the title of your poster can be changed.
The Annual Microbiology Student Symposium at UC Berkeley
Please mark your calendars. The 13th annual MSG symposium is scheduled for Saturday April 14th, 2011 from 9am to 4pm (http://pmb.berkeley.edu/news/microbiology-student-symposium). The program will include talks by students, poster presentations, and two keynote addresses: Dr. Eduardo Groisman and Dr. Diane Newfield. Registration will be FREE and location has not been finalized. The symposium registration includes a catered lunch and coffee breaks.
The XIII MSG symposium is an excellent opportunity to interact with microbiology researchers from the entire region. Last year, attendees included 150 students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from UC Davis, UC Merced, UC San Francisco, Stanford, twelve departments at UC Berkeley, The Joint Genome Institute, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.
Again, you won’t want to miss these great opportunities!