Microbial Pathogenesis & Host Response
September 10 - 14, 2019
Abstract Deadline: June 21, 2019


Denise Monack, Stanford University
Anita Sil, University of California, San Francisco
Raphael Valdivia, Duke University Medical Center

We are pleased to host the twelfth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 10, and departures on Saturday morning, September 14, 2019. The meeting will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to study infectious diseases integrating the disciplines of molecular microbiology, eukaryotic cell biology, immunology, and genomics. The meeting will provide an in depth focus on the approaches that are being used to elucidate the mechanisms of bacterial and fungal pathogenesis, and promote the application of these concepts to understanding the evolution of emerging diseases.

Sessions will integrate studies on bacterial and fungal pathogens. The oral sessions will begin with 3-4 invited talks by established leaders in the field, followed by several shorter talks chosen from submitted abstracts. We strongly encourage submission of abstracts by junior researchers in the field.

  • Visualizing Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Hosts Responses and Defense
  • Nutrition matters: Metabolism and Pathogenesis
  • Pathogen - Innate Immune System Interface
  • Surfaces and Pathogenesis
  • Microbe-microbe Interactions within Hosts
    Keynote Speaker:

    Lalita Ramakrishnan, University of Cambridge, UK

    Session Chairs and Discussion Leaders:

    Richard Bennett, Brown University
    Jennifer Bomberger, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Volker Briken, University of Maryland
    Mariana Byndloss, Vanderbilt University
    Jean Celli, Washington State University
    Joern Coers, Duke University
    Andrew Darwin, NYU School of Medicine
    Kim Davis, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Kelly Doran, University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Melanie Hamon, Institut Pasteur, France
    Alex Idnurm, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Xiaorong Lin, University of Georgia
    Sebastian Lourido, Whitehead Institute
    Robin May, University of Birmingham, UK
    Joan Mecsas, Tufts University
    Denise Monack, Stanford University
    Shaeri Mukherjee, University of California, San Francisco
    Suzanne Noble, University of California, San Francisco
    Tamara O'Connor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Kim Orth, HHMI/UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Lalita Ramakrishan, University of Cambridge, UK
    Sunny Shin, University of Pennsylvania
    Vanessa Sperandio, UTSW Medical School
    Rita Tamayo, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Raphael Valdivia, Duke University  
    Matt Welch, University of California, Berkeley

    Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

    All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

    We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Maureen Morrow and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

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    Partial support provided by: Merck Research Laboratories


    Academic Package: $1,515
    Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1,260
    Corporate Package: $1,950
    Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $1025
    Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,310

    Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.