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June 23rd - 25th

Minnowbrook Lodge, Blue Mountain Lake, New York

This Year's NEMPET Lectures will be:

"It's Not Over Til It's Over:  Perennial Threats to Science Education"

Steve Mirsky

Author and Podcaster, Scientific American Magazine


"Closing the Gap Between Under-Resourced and Fully Resourced Students"

Kelly Murphy Cowan, Ph.D.

Textbook Author and Pedagogy Researcher - Miami University

Other Notable Presentations:

Bacteria Blowing Corneal Epithelial Cell Bubbles with GumB - Robert M.Q. Shanks, University of Pittsburgh

Dissecting Robustness and Resilience in a Model Bacterial Community from the International Space Station - Matthew Wargo, University of Vermont

Comparing Model Systems: Examining effect of Violacein on Chytrid and C. elegans - Brooke Jude, Bard College

The Amazing Simplicity of the Hops Flower Microbiome - Jeff Werner, SUNY Cortland

To Prey or Not to Prey: Isolating Factors involved in Resistence - Carlos Garcia, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine


Comprehensive Registration Fee: Students $425; All others $525.

Note:  As always, the fee is comprehensive and includes room, meals, snacks and all activities.

Registration Deadline is June 1st

Register for this Year's Meeting:



Sponsored by OLD YORK CELLARSWine provided by the great folks at OLD YORK CELLARS

Pearson EducationPearson Education  Financial support from Pearson Education

 McGraw-Hill Education Financial support from McGraw-Hill Education


The NEMPET Meeting

     NEMPET hosts a three-day meeting during the second half of June each year.  This meeting is held at the Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain Lake NY.  The conference program includes an invited speaker, platform presentations and posters.  It is an excellent opportunity for students (undergraduate and graduate) and post-docs to present their research in front of their peers.

The registration fee includes all meals and lodging.  Attendees stay in comfortable rooms furnished in the Adirondack style, and eat their meals in a spacious dining room overlooking the lake.  Meals are both delicious and plentiful.  The overall atmosphere of Minnowbrook lends itself to a casual meeting with plenty of opportunities for interaction in and out of the sessions.

2016 Group Photo

 The focus of NEMPET is on general microbiology in all of its many forms. Topics covered in the meeting range from molecular studies of enzyme function to diversity of species in the natural environment. Recent invited speakers have included: Dianne Newman, Gary King, Kurt Hanselman, Derek Lovley, Milton Allison, David Emerson, Klaus Nusslein, Doug Eveleigh, JohnTudor, Karin Sauer, Joseph Yavit, and Lawrence Aaronson.

NEMPET is one of the few meetings where students are encouraged to present talks.

 student talk 1 Student talk 2 student talk 3


There is no official membership in the NEMPET organization. There are no dues, and anyone can attend the meetings. We strive to reach the widest possible audience within the field of microbiology.

For more information contact:     Dr. Craig Phelps:

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