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Minnesota State Mankato to Host Microbiology Conference

78th Annual Meeting of the North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology is Sept. 28-29.

2018-09-26
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-26-2018

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Biological Sciences is host for the 78th Annual Meeting of the North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29 at the Verizon Center in Mankato.

More than 50 oral and poster presentations addressing ground-breaking research in infectious disease, food safety, industrial microbiology, and environmental microbiology will be given by graduate and undergraduate students as well as faculty and post-doctoral researchers.

Minnesota State Mankato Department of Biological Sciences faculty members who are on the meeting’s organizing committee are Allison Land, Lois Anderson, Yongtao Zhu and Timothy Secott. Graduate and undergraduate student volunteers, including members of Minnesota State Mankato’s Microbiology Club, are helping at the event.

For more information, contact Tim Secott, professor of microbiology at Minnesota State Mankato, by phone (Office: 507-389-2266) or by email at timothy.secott@mnsu.edu.

The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. The North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology includes members and academic institutions from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Biological Sciences is part of the University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with approximately 15,000 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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