Conference Dates: December 9-11, 2016


Mission Statement:

The mission of the West Coast Bacterial Physiologists is to organize and promote an Annual Asilomar Conference bringing together graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty in a relaxed setting.  This international conference is an excellent venue for trainees to gain experience and confidence in formal research presentations, and to interact with other trainees and senior scientists who share similar research interests.  Additionally, four accomplished investigators are invited each year to present the John Ingraham Lectures in Microbial Physiology.  All topics concerning the physiology of Bacteria and Archaea are discussed, including behavior, ecology, genetics, genomics, growth, metabolism, pathogenesis, phylogeny, regulation, structure, and symbiosis.

Past Meeting Programs

Maps for Asilomar

WCBP History


About Us

West Coast Bacterial Physiologists is an all-volunteer organization.  The current co-directors are:

Rebecca Parales, University of California, Davis
Asilomar liason

Alfred Spormann, Stanford University
Scientific program

Ned Ruby, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Scientific program

Hope Johnson, California State University, Fullerton
Treasurer & Secretary