Meeting 2017: Boseman, Montana
The abstract submission deadline for oral presentations and posters is 21 April 2017, and the early registration deadline is 31 May 2017. Further details can be obtained at the conference website.
Christopher Henry, Argonne National Laboratory
Terence Hwa, University of California, San Diego
Costas Maranas, Penn State University
Jason Papin, University of Virginia
Eytan Ruppin, University of Maryland
Ines Thiele, University of Luxembourg
MPA 2017 was the sixth MPA meeting in the biennial conference series and the first meeting held in North America. MPA meetings focus on in silico and in vitro analysis of metabolic network structure-function relationships as represented by stoichiometric modeling approaches, physiological measurements and omics datasets. MPA 2017 will include sessions on interacting cells from microbial consortia to tissues, biofuels synthesis, environmental and medical biofilms, thermodynamic constraints on metabolism among many other topics. MPA 2017 consisted of four days of formal oral and poster presentations and an educational day trip to Yellowstone National Park to learn about extremophiles living in geological hot springs; this trip was cohosted by the Thermal Biology Institute.
The MPA meetings are organized similar to Gordon Research Conferences. There are typically ~100 attendees who all stay and eat together on a university campus in a very collegial, interactive and collaborative atmosphere. The MPA 2017 meeting was held on the campus of Montana State University, Bozeman. Bozeman is a vibrant, progressive mountain town 90 miles (150 km) north of Yellowstone National Park with numerous recreational and cultural opportunities (http://www.montana.edu/about/bozeman/).