2022 Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2022

We are proud to host the 28th Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference (MMPC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Memorial Union Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2022. The host institution, University of Wisconsin–Madison, is home to the highly-regarded Microbiology Doctoral Training Program, houses over one hundred microbiology laboratories, and is an American Society for Microbiology Milestones in Microbiology site.

The MMPC is an annual conference highlighting research on microbe-host interactions, microbial communities, and host responses to microbial infections. The conference is designed to provide significant interactions among attendees ranging from trainees to senior faculty. The program features talks by recently-hired junior faculty from the region as well as trainee presentations selected from submitted abstracts. There will be poster sessions to facilitate substantial interactions among attendees. Finally, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Victor Torres, the C.V. Starr Professor of Microbiology from New York University Grossman School of Medicine.

MMPC seeks to improve the representation of women and historically marginalized populations in the field of microbial pathogenesis. We are working to keep costs low to make the conference widely accessible (to entire labs, in many cases). We encourage all interested scientists (and especially trainees) to register for the conference and present their work. Over the past 28 years, MMPC has grown into a conference that facilitates the careers of young scientists, serves to catalyze exciting collaborations, and enables colleagues to reconnect each year.