BLAST Conference: January 20-25 2019

Poster Session BLAST 2017

BLAST. Presentations from rising stars in the in fields of prokaryotic signal transduction and locomotion! Cutting edge keynote speakers! Generous and welcoming collegues! 

2019 Location: New Orleans, French Quarter, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 300 Canal Street, New Orleans.

2019 Keynote speakers: Prof. Michael Laub (MIT, HHMI) and Prof. Roman Stocker (ETH, Zürich)

Sessions and Chairs for 2019:

Microbial Signal Perception
Chair - Victor Sourjik (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology)

Cellular Signal Processing
Chair - Regine Hengge (Humboldt University Berlin)

Signal Response: The output
Chair - Gladys Alexandre (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Interactions and Communities
Chair - Clay Fuqua (Indiana University)

Microbial Traits: Behavior, Development and Pathogenesis Chair - Carl Bauer (Indiana University)

Integrative Approaches - Computer Models, Synthetic Biology, and Systems Biology Chair - Mark Goulian (University of Pennsylvania)

Latest Technology Innovations
Chair - Ming Hammond (University of California, Berkeley)

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

Travel Awards: 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 Sarah Van Heusen that includes that abstract of the presentation and a short explanation of why the funds are needed. Requests are due at the time of talk abstract submission.


Registration is not yet open for 2019, expected to open in late Summer of 2018. 


Here is information from the past meeting

Instructions for preparing BLAST abstracts are here (2017).