2017 Fall Meeting

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Date(s) - 10/19/2017 - 10/21/2017
All Day

Texas A&M University

Please mark your calendars to attend the 2017 Texas Branch Fall Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology!

This meeting will be hosted by the Texas A&M University in College Station on October 19th-21th. 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 Hildebrand Equine Complex of Texas A&M University in College Station!


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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 11, 2017 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.

Abstract submission will close at midnight on October 4th.

Register now to attend!



There are various hotels near the TAMU Hildebrand Equine Complex to choose from for your stay. Please contact the hotels directly for discounted rates and reservations.

Calvary Court Hotel

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 4th.

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 4th, 2017



Free parking is provided in designated parking lots directly adjacent to the Hildebrand Equine Complex.


Contact Information

Conference Committee Co-Chairs:

Dr. James Samuel- jsamuel@medicine.tamhsc.edu

Dr. Paul de Figueiredo- pjdefigueiredo@tamu.edu

Conference Committee:

Dr. Carolyn L. Cannon- cannon@medicine.tamhsc.edu

Dr. Zhilei Chen- zchen@medicine.tamhsc.edu

Dr. K. Yeon Choi- kchoi@medicine.tamhsc.edu

Dr. Jenny A. Hyde- jshyde@medicine.tamhsc.edu


Cancellations and Refunds

If a cancellation is received before or on October 5th, a registration refund will be processed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the meeting Chair, Dr. Paul de Figueiredo.

Registration and abstracts: Dr. Zhilei Chen.


Event Registration

This event is fully booked.

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