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Duke/UNC-CH to Host FASEB 20011 Summer Research Conference

Durham, N.C. (January 2010) Plans are underway for the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to organize a Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) 2011 Summer Research Conference. This conference, Microbial Pathogenesis: Mechanisms of Infectious Disease, will showcase the breadth and depth of the discipline by featuring top-notch scientists in the field as speakers.

One of the goals of the conference is to encourage participation from all sectors of the microbial pathogenesis community, including post-doctoral fellows, students, and new faculty members. By engaging members of the American Society of Microbiology, Triangle Microbial Interactions, the Genetics Society of America, and the staff and students of the organizing departments, among others, the conference is expected to be recognized as an important international event within the field of microbial pathogenesis.

As in the past, Molecular Microbiology, a top microbiology and molecular biology journal, is expected to award poster prizes at the 2011 conference. Additional financial resources are available for Duke-affiliated graduate students including MGM Travel Grants, which were designed to support attendance at national and international scientific meetings.

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For additional information, please visit the FASEB Summer Research Conferences web site.