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2015 Registration




June 26th - 28th

Minnowbrook Lodge, Blue Mountain Lake, New York

This Year's NEMPET Lecture will be:

"Electromicrobiology; A New Paradigm for Microbial Physiology and Ecology"

Dr. Yuri Gorby

Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


This year's conference begins with the 1st NEMPET Lecture at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26th.  Poster sessions will be held Friday and Saturday evenings.  Platform presentations will be held Saturday and Sunday mornings.  The meeting will end after lunch on June 28th.

Comprehensive Registration Fee: Students $395; All others $495.

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


2014 Group 

Check out the program and photos from last year's meeting:

2014 Program and Photos

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.


 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.


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:


Dr. Esther Angert:

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