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TWU to host the annual Texas/Missouri Valley Branch meeting of the American Society for Microbiology Nov. 10 - 12


DENTON – Texas Woman’s University’s Biology Department will host the combined meeting of the Texas and Missouri Valley Branches of the American Society of Microbiology Nov. 10 - 12 on the Denton campus.

Approximately 120 faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska are registered for the conference. The two-day event will feature student presentations and symposiums on environmental microbiology, pathogenic mechanisms and antibiotic resistance. The conference also includes Dr. Michele Swanson from the University of Michigan as the keynote speaker. Dr. Swanson will discuss her research on Legionnaires Disease.

“It is a great honor for the biology department to host this conference,” Dr. Sarah McIntire, professor and biology department chair, said. “It is a great opportunity for some of our students and professors to see and hear what their peers are accomplishing and to learn about some of the developments in the field of microbiology.”

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. The ASM’s mission is to promote research in the microbiological sciences and to assist communication between scientists, policy makers and the public to improve health and foster economic well-being.

More information about ASM can be found at www.asm.org.


For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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