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June 28th - 30th

Minnowbrook Lodge, Blue Mountain Lake, New York


This Year's NEMPET Lectures will be:

"The Microbiology of Climate Change: The Outsized Climate Impacts of Tiny Soil Microbes"

Dr. Kristen DeAngelis

University of Massachusetts, Amherst


"Tasty [Beer] Innovations from Wasp Yeast:
The Benefits of Academic and Industry Partnerships"

Dr. Anne A. Madden

Lachancea, LLC



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Comprehensive Registration Fee: Students $445; All others $550.

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

Registration Deadline is June 1st  -  Registration fee will not be charged until June


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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: Colleen Cavanaugh, Steve Mirsky, Dianne Newman, Kurt Hanselman, Derek Lovley, Klaus Nusslein, Doug Eveleigh, John Tudor, Karin Sauer, 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:

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This page last updated on 6-11-19