Register for the 2017 BLAST conference

One of the meeting rooms at the Royal Sonesta

BLAST XIV. Presentations from rising stars in the in fields of prokaryotic signal transduction and locomotion! Cutting edge keynote speakers! Generous and welcoming collegues! New Orleans hospitality! All this and more at BLAST XIV in 2017. 

January 15-20, 2017 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel ( in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A small number of travel awards are available to help international students and postdocs to attend and present at the meeting. These are designed to allow students/postdocs who have limited funds and would otherwise not be able to attend/present, with priority given to scientists from developing countries. No more than one award per lab is given. The funds are typically given as a waiver for a portion of the registration fee, and in some cases, funds for part of travel expenses.  If you would like to be considered, please have your advisor send a short email request to Peggy O’Neill<>) that includes that abstract of the presentation. Requests are due by Nov. 15, 2016.

Keynote speakers: Prof. George O'Toole (biofilms, c-di-GMP signaling) and Prof. Sonja-Verena Albers (archaeal motility)  

The remaining talks are chosen from the abstracts, and are presented by graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and principal investigators.  Four $500 cash prizes will be awarded for the best talks and poster presentations by a graduate student and by a postdoctoral scholar. 

Registration is now closed. 

Instructions for preparing BLAST abstracts are here