20th Annual Bay Area Microbial Pathogenesis Symposium (BAMPS)


Save the date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Genentech Hall Auditorium

Registration will open on December 2, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Engel.

The 20th (!!!) annual Bay Area Microbial Pathogenesis Symposium (BAMPS 2017) will take place on Saturday March 18, 2017 (note change in date) at Genentech Hall on the Mission Bay Campus of UCSF from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Kim Orth from UT Southwestern.  On-line registration is now available.  Please share this announcement with your lab, department, and colleagues.

As always, the conference is free.  Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and a wine and hors d' oeuvres reception will be provided free of charge. In addition to our keynote lecture, this symposium will feature a series of 15 minute talks by students, postdocs, and PI's and a poster session at lunchtime by Bay Area researchers in microbial pathogenesis. 

Registration for this event is now CLOSED.

If you wish to be considered for a short (i.e. 15 min) talk, submit a one-paragraph abstract (250 words maximum) through the registration site and provide a tentative title in the appropriate box (the title can be changed later if necessary).  The deadline for submitting an abstract is Feb 17, 2017.  If your abstract is not selected for an oral presentation, we will automatically schedule you for a poster presentation.

If you wish to present a poster only, please enter the tentative title through the registration site.  The deadline for submission of a poster title is Feb 17, 2017.  We will try to accommodate all posters.  If necessary, the title of your poster can be changed prior to the symposium.

We highly encourage students and postdocs to submit abstracts to be considered for a speaker slot. This is a great opportunity to present your work to a knowledgeable but friendly audience. We also highly encourage you to present a poster.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact  We look forward to seeing you on March 18, 2017.

Kind regards,

Joanne Engel and Paul Sullam, Co-chairs

Shaeri Mukherjee, Oren Rosenberg, and Peter Turnbaugh, Co-chairs elect


Parking Information

The Owens Street Parking Garage at the Mission Bay campus is the closest to the venue. The rates are $3.75 per hour with a $30 daily maximum.

However, we are offering a parking voucher for reduced rate $15 all-day parking at the Community Center Garage located at 1625 Owens Street ONLY. Vouchers are only available to event attendees and can be picked up at the registration table in Genentech Hall on the day of the event. Vouchers must be presented and relinquished upon exit in order to receive the discounted rate. This voucher is not valid on hourly rates and cannot used outside of the event date.

There are a number of other parking lots at Mission Bay - more info can be found here.