Hosted by the Baylink Laboratory at
Washington State University
— Pullman, WA —
July 27th – 28th
Receptorfest 2023 will be hosted July 27th-28th at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. This friendly workshop-style meeting is a venue to present new findings, and exchange ideas, relating to bacterial chemoreceptors and chemotaxis, but adjacent topics are also welcome, such as two-component signaling systems, motility, and biofilm formation.
All participants are invited to give a seminar and registration is free (registration deadline is July 15th). We welcome participants at any career stage. Registration, the meeting schedule, and additional information on traveling to Pullman, can be found below.
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*images generated from models published in Burt el al. 2021 (https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11040495)
(deadline July 15th)
Meeting Schedule (tentative)
July 26th (Wednesday): Arrive in Pullman and settle in.
July 27th (Thursday): 1st day of talks, followed by dinner (location TBD).
July 28th (Friday): 2nd day of talks.
Hotel & Taxis to Pullman, WA
Phone: (509) 332-0928
Address: 928 NW Olsen St, Pullman, WA 99163
Receptorfest participants have access to a discounted booking rate if booked prior to July 12th.
To reserve your discounted room, call the front office and ask for the “Receptorfest” discount.
Pullman is most easily reached by flying into Spokane, with an hour drive south. Alternatively, you can fly directly into Pullman, if you are open to the quirks of our small airport (a few flights in and out per day).
History of the meeting
Receptorfest was started by Sandy Parkinson (University of Utah) and Joe Falke (University of Colorado, Boulder) in 1997. For many years, it involved just those two groups and was called the “Intermountain Receptorfest” because both labs border the Rocky Mountains and they loved to hike them whenever they could. The meeting was, essentially, an opportunity to mix science with backpacking trips into the Utah and Colorado wilds. The following year (1998) was skipped because the Parkinson lab moved during the summer into a new research building. Receptorfest has taken place every year since, in one form or another, except for the Covid shutdown in 2020.
Receptorfest has traditionally operated like a large group meeting with lots of discussion, crazy ideas, and nucleation of new collaborations. Everyone who attends typically gives a talk. In 2004, Receptorfest was attended by Mike Manson, and his students, and by Wing Lai of the Hazelbauer group. In 2005, the Taylor group joined. Every year since, Receptorfest has included more groups and venues.
Receptorfest venues (2005 onward):
2005: U of Colorado, Boulder
2006: U of Utah, SLC
2007: U of Colorado, Boulder
2008: U of Utah, SLC
2009: U of Colorado, Boulder
2010: UC Santa Barbara
2011: U of Utah, SLC
2012: U of Colorado, Boulder
2013: UC Santa Barbara
2014: U of Utah, SLC
2015: U of Colorado, Boulder
2016: UC Santa Barbara
2017: U of Utah, SLC
2018: Cornell, Ithaca
2019: U of Oregon, Eugene
2021: Receptor Zoomfest
2022: Receptor Zoomfest
2023: Washington State U, Pullman