Conference Summary

Since 1994, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) has provided a unique forum in which to combine virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, immunology, and drug discovery to explore the cutting edge of infectious disease research.

The conference brings together experts in all fields of infectious diseases, from students to senior investigators, to foster interdisciplinary approaches to understand and combat pathogenic microbes.

The conference explores topics including: (1) Molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis; (2) Understanding and strengthening host responses to infectious agents; (3) Novel approaches to drug discovery.

Conference sessions are organized by theme and cross organismal lines, including:

  • Immune responses to pathogens
  • Virulence mechanisms
  • Microbial genomics
  • Nutritional immunity
  • Modulation of immune responses by pathogens
  • Alternative models for infections
  • Drug discovery and development

In addition to an opening keynote session by Julie Pfeiffer, PhD (UT Southwestern Medical Center), the conference will showcase research in eight oral and three poster sessions. A career development session, "Career Advancement: How to Get the Job You Want," will enhance the conference experience for students, post-docs, and junior faculty.


Registration Prices for Snowmass, Colorado

  • $1150 (USD) - Registration without Lodging (Snowmass Village)
  • $1450 (USD) - Shared Occupancy with Attendee (Snowmass Village)
  • $1725 (USD) - Single Occupancy (Snowmass Village)
  • $2375 (USD) - Single Occupancy with Guest (Snowmass Village)


Important Dates

  • Advance registration deadline Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Last day to register Saturday, June 29, 2019


Conference Location

Base Village Conference Center
110 Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO 81615 USA


Conference Organizers

Michael Lorenz, PhD
Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, USA

Kim Orth, PhD
Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, Chevy Chase, MD, USA

 Keynote Speakers

Julie Pfeiffer, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center


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