Reserve your spot at pre-registration rate, pay no money until after July 4th.



Announcing the first conference in North America focused exclusively on the topic of Microbial Protein Toxins and Effectors. This four day conference to be held in the Fall of 2020 will feature scientific discussion on secreted toxins and effectors, focusing on mechanisms and structure. Topics will include cytotoxic and cytopathic effects on eukaryotic cells, but also interbacterial and interkingdom competition between microbes.


The goal of the conference will be to provide a venue for the exchange of ideas, approaches, and knowledge in this highly inter-disciplinary field of Toxin Biology that spans Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Microbiology.


The conference will feature extensive opportunities for presentations by attendees alongside keynote addresses and invited talks.


Confirmed Inivited Speakers:

  • Jorge Galan (Yale University) - Opening Address
  • Peggy Cotter (University of North Carolina) - Keynote Address
  • Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, (Washington Univ.-St. Louis)
  • Sarah Coulthurst (University of Dundee)
  • Andrew Doxey (University of Waterloo)
  • Dara Frank (Medical College of Wisconsin)
  • Chris Hayes (University of California at Santa Barbara)
  • Seema Mattoo (Purdue University)
  • Roman Melnyk (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto)
  • Dominique Missiakis (University of Chicago)
  • Michael Neiderweis (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Irene Newton (Indiana University)
  • Melanie Ohi (University of Michigan)
  • Stefan Rausner (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology)
  • Andreas Rummel (Hannover Medical School)
  • Alexei Savchenko (University of Calgary)
  • Paul Stenmark (Stockholm University)
  • Vincent Tagliabracci (University of Texas-Southwestern)
  • Rodney Tweten (University of Oklahoma)


Conference site will be on the Shores of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin within one hour of nationally and internationally connected O'Hare and Milwaukee Airports. Facility offers housing and meals in an all-inclusive environment.




Pre-registration open March 1, 2020. $775 double / $930 single occupancy

Special -- *NO RISK PRE-REGISTRATION*, Reserve your spot at pre-registration rate, pay after July 4th.

Abstract deadline 7/5/2020

Rates will increase on 7/6/2020 if not pre-registered.

Registration will remain open until conference occupancy limit is met.


Watch site regularly for more details on program, including addition of speakers.

October 4-7 2020

The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard
Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, Wisconsin
United States, 53125

March 1, 2020 00:00 EST to October 2, 2020 00:00 EDT
Poster or Oral
March 1, 2020 00:00 EST to July 6, 2020 00:00 EDT
March 1, 2020 00:00 EST to July 6, 2020 00:00 EDT
March 1, 2020 00:00 EST to July 6, 2020 00:00 EDT
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