North Eastern Microbiologists:
Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy
2013 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
NEMPET Lecture: Kim Lewis Uncultured Bacteria and the Quest for Novel Antibiotics
Mary Allen Evolution of Spice Use by Humans: Exploring the Assumption that Spices are Antimicrobial
Gary Heussler Beyond Immunity: Discrete Phenotypes of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Type 1-F CRISPR/Cas System
Robert M.Q. Shanks Making it and breaking it: the role of cAMP in Serratia marcescens biofilms
Sean Carey Bismuth oxidation in bacteria
Daniel Kadouri TBA
Laura Kuzma, Laura Antimicrobial Properties of Capsaicin in Raw Peppers and in Tabasco Sauces.
Serena Castelletti and AmberJean Hansen Mercuric Reductase Genes in Actinomycetes and Phage Isolated from Mercury Contaminated Soil.
Olivia Junco and Mohammad Hussain Comparison of Fermentation Capability of Wild Yeast to Commercially Available Yeast.
Derek, Rothenheber The Long-Term Effect of Nitrogen Enrichment on Nitrifying Bacteria at Bear Brook Watershed.
Renee Bullard Investigating the identity of an unknown bacterial isolate from a mixed-species drinking water biofilm.
Christa Chatfield Exploring biofilm physiology of Legionella pneumophila: disinfection resistance in a new model of adherent replication
Dan Hughes Microbial Communities in Subsurface Coal Beds
Bahram Manavi The relationship between protein structural characteristics and temperature optimum for activity of mercuric reductase from two species of Bacteriodetes.
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 undergraduate and graduate students 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.
For details about our last meeting check out
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Esther Angert: email@example.com
This Page Last Updated on 05-15-13