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: Genentech Hall Auditorium

Registration for this event is now closed.

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


2019 Event Information

The 22nd annual Bay Area Microbial Pathogenesis Symposium (BAMPS 2019) will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019 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. Pascale Cossart from the Institut Pasteur.  Online registration will be open December 3, 2018. Please share this announcement with your lab, department, and colleagues. For additional information, please go to

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

Registration closes March 2, 2019 OR when the capacity for event is reached. Please register EARLY to guarantee a spot.

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 February 16, 2019. 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 February 16, 2019. 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 Kimberley Chan.

We look forward to seeing you on March 16, 2019.

Kind regards,

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


Parking Information

The Owens Street Parking Garage at the Mission Bay campus is the closest to the venue. The rates are $4.00 per hour with a $32 daily maximum.

However, we are offering a parking voucher for reduced rate of $16 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 to the cashier upon exit in order to receive the discounted rate. This voucher is not valid on hourly rates and cannot be used outside of the event date.

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


BAMPS 2019 Agenda and Presentation List