University at Buffalo
The Witebsky Center

The Witebsky Center
University at Buffalo
Bacteriology Host-Microbe Interactions Immunology Parasitology Virology
The Witebsky Center The Witebsky Center


29th Annual Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis

May 3, 2017

Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Gilmore, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Paleozoic origins of antibiotic resistant enterococci

Kirsten Nielsen, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Cell Wars: The Fungal Menace

Christian Tschudi, Ph.D.
Yale University
“Establishing a road map of the developmental program leading to infectivity in African trypanosomes

Judith M. White, Ph.D.
University of Virginia
Mechanism and Inhibition of Ebola Virus Entry Into Host Cells

Registrations and Abstracts Due April 12th, 2017, at NOON!!!
Registration fee $90
Discounted registration fee of $45 for undergraduate students

***Posters boards will be 3' high by 4' wide***

This year’s Conference will showcase plenary speakers in the fields of mycology, bacteriology, parasitology, and virology. We will once again include student oral presentations in addition to the poster sessions, open to all attendees. Additionally, students and post-docs will have an opportunity to meet with our invited speakers over lunch.

One important change to the meeting is that the poster sessions will happen in the concession deck of the hockey arena adjacent to the conference venue. This will increase the space we have and provide an interesting environment to share our science. Bring a sweater! We hope you can join us!

While parking is included in the registration fee, we also encourage attendees to utilize NFTA Metro Rail service. The Erie Canal Harbor Station is steps from the Marriott HARBORCENTER’s door.

Revised Neter Award Competition

Eligibility: Students must be registered for the Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis, must have submitted an abstract by the deadline, and must be a paid member of the Western New York Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), who sponsors this award.

Selection of Finalists: The scientific review committee will select four finalists based on evaluation of the submitted abstracts.

Competition: The four finalists will give 12-minute talks at the Conference on May 3rd. The scientific review committee will select the winner. The WNY ASM will give the winner a cash prize and the opportunity to present their work at the WNY ASM annual meeting.

Poster Award Competition

Eligibility: All trainees who attend the conference and present a poster are eligible for the Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis Poster Award.

Competition: Conference attendees will select the three best posters by ballot. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the conference.


Conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. on May 3, 2017
and will conclude at 6:00 p.m.
Continental Breakfast will served and poster set-up will begin at 8:00 am

Registration Form