College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

XII Annual Microbiology Student Symposium

January 25, 2011

We are very pleased to announce the XII Annual Microbiology Student Symposium. The MSG symposium is scheduled for Saturday April 9th, 2011 in 101 Morgan Hall from 9am to 4pm. The program will include talks by students, poster presentations, and two keynote addresses. We are excited to announce that Dr. Peter Greenberg and Dr. Rafael Garduno from Canada will serve as our keynote speakers this year.

Registration is FREE and now available online at the MSG website . The symposium registration includes a catered lunch and coffee breaks. Please help us ensure the success of the symposium by registering as soon as possible and also checking our Facebook page

Deadline for abstract submission is March 11th. If you are a student (grad or undergrad) or you have promising student researchers in your lab, please consider submitting or encouraging them to submit an abstract for a talk or poster presentation. Abstract submission instructions are given on the MSG website after registration. There will be prizes for the best talk and poster presentations.

The XII MSG symposium is an excellent opportunity to interact with microbiology researchers from the entire region. Your attendance supports and enriches the student research occurring at UC Berkeley and other campuses. Last year, attendees included students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from UC Davis, UC San Francisco, Stanford, twelve departments at UC Berkeley, The Joint Genome Institute, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. This year, we hope to break last year's attendance record as we look back on eleven years of successful student-run symposia!

Feel free to print the attached flyer and/or forward this email to anyone that would like to attend or participate in this year's event. My apologies if you have received multiple copies of this message due to overlap in some of our mailing lists. Feel free to email me directly with any questions you might have. On behalf of the UC Berkeley Microbiology Student Group, I look forward to seeing you at the symposium.