Annual Bay Area Microbial Pathogenesis Symposium (BAMPS)


Save the date for BAMPS 2019: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: TBD

Registration for this event will be available soon.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Kimberley Chan.



2018 Event Information

The 21st annual Bay Area Microbial Pathogenesis Symposium (BAMPS 2018) will take place on Saturday March 24, 2018 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. Eric Rubin from Harvard University. 

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. To register, please go to or click on the link above.

 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 16, 2018. 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 16, 2018. 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 would like to be added to the event listserve, or if you have any questions, please contact Natalie Williams-Munger.

We look forward to seeing you on March 24, 2018!

Kind regards, Oren Rosenberg, Shaeri Mukherjee, and Peter Turnbaugh, Co-chairs


BAMPS 2018 Agenda and Presentation List