2016 Texas Branch Fall Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

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Date(s) - 11/10/2016 - 11/12/2016
All Day

The University of Texas at Dallas

November 10-12, 2016
Location: The University of Texas at Dallas (utdallas.edu)
Richardson, Texas 75080

Please mark your calendars to attend the 2016 Texas Branch Fall Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. This meeting will be hosted by The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas on November 10th to 12th. The conference will include both faculty and student oral presentations, in topics that range across microbiology, as well as molecular and cellular biology. We will also have an afternoon dedicated to undergraduate and graduate student poster presentations, and will award prizes for the best talks and posters in each category.

We look forward to seeing you at UT Dallas! Whoosh!


Preliminary Program

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We try to keep registration fees low, to encourage faculty members to bring as many students as possible.  Early registration will end on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:59pm.  All registration categories will increase by $25 at that time.

The registration fee includes all meals on Friday and breakfast on Saturday.

Register now to attend!



There are various hotels near UT Dallas to choose from for your stay. Please contact the hotels directly for discounted rates and reservations.

Hotel Contact Information Note:
Hyatt House Dallas/Richardson 2301 N. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 7080
Phone: 972-671-8080
Fax: 972-671-1292
Must Request: University of Texas at Dallas Preferred Rate
Holiday Inn Dallas/Richardson 1655 N. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: 972-238-1900
Fax: 972-644-7728
Must Request :UTD rate
Hyatt Regency North Dallas 701 E. Campbell Rd.
Richardson TX, 75081
Phone: 972-619-1234
Fax: 372-231-0741
Must Request: UT Dallas Rate; Go online and select your dates, then enter the Corporate Code 48147 (limited availability of rooms at $89 – $119 rate)
Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Richardson 1001 President G. Bush Turnpike
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: 972-792-9393
Fax: 972-792-9494
Must Request :UTD rate

(includes breakfast)

Renaissance Dallas/Richardson 900 E. Lookout Drive
Richardson, TX 75082
Phone: 972-367-2000
Fax: 972-367-3333
Must Request:UTD rate – $105/ night

Online: use code LKUD

(includes breakfast)

Parking: Valet parking, fee: $19/ day & On-site parking, fee: $15/ day

Wingate by Wyndham Richardson/Dallas 1577 Gateway Boulevard
Richardson TX, 75080
Phone: 972-234-5400
Fax: 866-377-1204
Rate Confirmed: $84/ night Call Hotel Directly to Make Reservations Request Group Code: CGASMG

Group Name: UTD ASM Group

Parking/ Transportation: Free Parking, and Shuttle within 5 mile radius of hotel

Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Plano/ Richardson


1805 East George Bush Highway

Plano TX, 75074

Phone: 972-516-2949

Must Request: University of Texas at Dallas Preferred Rate (includes Wi-Fi and Shuttle within 5 mile radius of hotel)

Rate Code: UTX ($120 rate)


Student Competition

There will be four categories of student competition and awards. The categories will be at the Undergraduate and Graduate level, both for Posters and Oral Presentations. If you or your students submit an abstract, please be sure to indicate on the form if you are an undergraduate or graduate student and if you would like to present your work as a poster or a 15-min talk.

We will accept Abstract submissions until October 14th.

Upload a one-page abstract via the Abstract Submission Page.

PLEASE name your abstract file as follows: u (undergraduate) or g (graduate) or p (post-doc) followed by last name and first name initial.

For example: John Smith undergraduate student will save his abstract file as: usmithj; Mary Jones graduate student will save her abstract file as: gjonesm

Please indicate whether you are interested in a poster or an oral presentation. Student oral presentations will be limited to 15 minutes in length.

Posters should not be larger than 48 inches wide.

Your picture may be used on our website.

DEADLINE: October 14th, 2016



We are still arranging free-parking for the conference attendees, and we will post the information a soon as possible.


Contact Information

Conference Co‐Chair:

Dr. Kelli Palmer – Kelli.Palmer@utdallas.edu

Conference Co‐Chair:

Dr. Stephen Spiro – stephen.spiro@utdallas.edu

Conference Auxiliary Associate:

Jazmin Cabrera – Jazmin.Cabrera@utdallas.edu

Cancellations and Refunds

If a cancellation is received before or on October 21st, a registration refund will be processed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the meeting Co-Chairs, Dr. Kelli Palmer and Dr. Stephen Spiro and Jazmin Cabrera.

Registration and abstracts: Dr. Kelli Palmer.

Event Registration

Bookings are closed for this event.

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