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American Society for Microbiology - Local Branch

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We invite you to join us and share the important and 

fascinating world of Microbiology.

 PRSM Semiannual Meeting 2024

Microbial Sciences for Global Engagement  



Save the date Call for Abstracts

PRSM Semiannual Meeting 2024

Microbial Sciences for Global Engagement  

an interdisciplinary gallery for progress

Saturday, February 10, 2024 • 8 AM – 5 PM

Department of Biology • University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez


…the conference... 

…the conference... 

•  Keynote speaker: Marcos J. Ramos Benítez, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Science, Ponce Health Sciences University)

•  Careers perspectives: James R. Adams, MS (Director, Laboratory Programs and Services, U.S. Department of State)

•  Graduate speaker: Christopher A. Sambolín-Pérez, MS (Doctoral Student, Institute of Sustainable Biotechnology, Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Barranquitas)

•  Innovation speaker: Rafael Maldonado-Hernández, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico-Ponce & Molecular Sciences)

•  Closing speaker: Elsie I. Parés-Matos, PhD (Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez)

…the networking... 

an interdisciplinary gallery for innovation invites poster presentations and mentoring tables

•  Extended lunch break for presentation of posters and mentoring tables. Space is limited.  

•  Poster session aims to display work previously presented to foster collaborations. Call for abstracts until February 1, 2024 [link

•  Mentoring tables to share information about graduate programs, scientific organization, science initiatives. Contact  the President [smpr.jrpj@gmail.com

…the business... 

Membership Meeting: student and regular members democratically steer our Society

  Progress Reports:  President, Secretary, Treasurer, ASM affairs, Student Symposium, Annual Meeting  

  Election of Councilor and Treasurer: Read our rules on the web [link] and notify the President [smpr.jrpj@gmail.com

  Pending affairs: modification to the PRSM Constitution / By-Laws,

  New affairs: office sale, any new issue can be presented by members


Reduced Membership: student ($5) or regular ($20) [valid until December 1, 2023]

2018 61th Annual Meeting Gallery


Sociedad de Microbiólogos de Puerto Rico



PO Box 360175

San Juan, PR  00936-0175

E-mail:  smpr50@gmail.com