NorthEastern Microbiologists: Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy
Date: June 22nd – 24th
Location: Minnowbrook Lodge in Blue Mountain Lake, NY

This year’s NEMPET speaker will be: Prof. Colleen Cavanaugh.

The conference will begin with the NEMPET Lecture at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22nd. Poster Sessions will be held Friday and Saturday evening after dinner. Talks will be given on Saturday and Sunday morning. The meeting will end after lunch on Sunday June 24th. Registration this year will be $425 for students and $525 for all others.

There will be scholarships available for students to attend. Check the website for more details.
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Colleen Cavanaugh is the Edward C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology in the Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Cavanaugh was the first to propose that the deep-sea giant tube worm, Riftia pachyptila, obtains its food from chemoautotrophic bacteria living within its cells. Her research primarily involves the study of symbioses of bacteria in marine invertebrates from deep-sea hydrothermal vents, methane seeps, and coastal reducing sediments. Learn more at: