Natural Products and Synthetic Biology: Parts and Pathways (J1)

Scientific Organizers: Jon Clardy, Yi Tang and Sean F. Brady


January 21—24, 2018

Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, California, USA


Sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc.


BEWARE of booking lodging through companies unaffiliated with Keystone Symposia. Click here for more details.

Keystone Symposia is committed to maintaining a positive and respectful environment at its meetings. To this end, please review and comply with our policies.

** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 25, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is October 23, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: September 25, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: October 23, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is September 25, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 21, 2017

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 770.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 545.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 970.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 745.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.

Services

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

For all medical emergencies, call 911. The medical services and centers below are the closest in proximity to the conference location.
Pharmacy Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The closest pharmacy is located in the town of Tahoe City about 10 minutes by car from The Resort at Squaw Creek. Inquire with the front desk or concierge on how best to get there.
Emergency Room Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Medical service personnel are available at the Resort at Squaw Creek. If you feel you need medical attention please call the front desk, the operator, or 911 for help.
Hospital Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available The closest hospital is called Tahoe Forest Hospital and is located in Truckee, CA. They have extensive experience with the common types of injuries one might have at a ski resort as well as serving the Tahoe/Truckee areas' populations. www.tfhd.com

Truckee Tahoe Medical Group is located at the base of Squaw Valley USA Ski Area, you'll find the office at the East end of the ticket kiosks. A parking attendant will assist you in parking near the entrance. This office is open during the ski season and July-Labor Day. Phone (530) 581-8864, www.ttmg.net/.

For information on sharing childcare, visit our Childcare Bulletin Board.
Child Care Car/Taxi required VIP Babysitting Solutions provides individual and small group child care options. Call them directly at: (800) 838-2787

Federal Express (FedEx) Walking distance Fed Ex can be sent or received through the resort, contact the concierge or front desk ahead of your arrival for details.
ATM Walking distance Two ATMs available in resort.
Business Center Walking distance For Keystone Symposia conferences held in the United States, save money and avoid the hassle of traveling with your poster by ordering it online. PhD Posters provides mail order service; have your poster printed and shipped to the conference, where it will be waiting for you upon arrival. Prices are the lowest in the industry! For more information and to place your order, visit PhDPosters

There is a business center located in the resort but it is a separate entity from the resort. Room key will grant you access but to use the machines and printers you will need a credit card.
Fax Walking distance Attendees may receive faxes at the front desk. The fax number is 530-581-6632. Please make sure the name of the guest is on the fax.
Wireless Access Walking distance Wireless access is available in the guest tower, lobby, pool area, and on site restaurants. More information will be available at the meeting as to use within conference spaces.
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.