Keynote Speaker

  • Margaret McFall-Ngai, California Institute of Technology, USA
Margaret McFall-Ngai

Margaret McFall-Ngai is Director of Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC), University of Hawaii and Professor at PBRC’s Kewalo Marine Laboratory. Her research group studies the role of beneficial bacteria in health using the squid-vibrio model. She has also been heavily involved in promoting microbiology as the cornerstone of the field of biology. She was a Moore Scholar at CalTech (2011-2013) and a Guggenheim fellow (2010), and is a member of the American Academy of Microbiology (2002), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011), the National Academy of Sciences (2014), and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor (1/18–12/22). 

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