Marine Microbiology Initiative:

The 2019 Investigator Symposium will bring together top leaders in the field to share their latest findings and new hypotheses. The symposium allows investigators to share updates on research progress in their laboratories, discuss current events in their research communities, and develop collaborative relationships.


Sunday, July 21st – 24th, 2019


The Beach House
4100 Cabrillo Hwy N
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Authorized Expenses:

Authorized travel expenses include transportation to and from one’s home airport, ground transportation and airfare to and from the Beach House-Half Moon Bay. Reimbursement will cover the lowest cost economy airfare. Reimbursement will not cover rental cars or last-minute airfare tickets.

Airports Nearby:

San Francisco Airport (SFO)

Please note that no reimbursements for expenses beyond what is listed above will be allowed.  

All expense reports and receipts must be submitted by Friday, August 9, 2019.


The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, along with its planning agency, Mosaic Event Management, Inc., will be responsible for the reimbursement process. 

Please be aware that for attendees residing overseas, a bank wire transfer by Mosaic Event Management, Inc. will be the method of reimbursement.

Reimbursement Procedures:

Once you have read through the following procedure information, you will be asked to create an Account. After you create your account you will be prompted to login. From within your account you will be able to download a reimbursement form for authorized expenses and upload the completed form along with your receipts.

General Guidelines:

The Moore Foundation Travel Policy exists to promote professional and ethical standards for travel activities and provide guidance for Grantees and representatives of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation who undertake travel for a Foundation-sponsored event.

Policy objectives are to comply with IRS rules governing expense reimbursement; communicate Foundation rules governing business travel; describe expenses eligible for reimbursement and outlines the procedures to be followed.

As the steward of private resources that must be used in the public's interest, the Foundation expects participants to exercise prudent judgment when making travel decisions and arrangements, including but not limited to advance planning to obtain advantageous rates and avoidance of unnecessary cancellation charges.

Contact Information:

If you have questions or need help with the online reimbursement tools, email or call April Thompson at 415-848-7813

Thank you for participating in the event.

MMI Team:
Alexandra Gonzalez | Program Associate| 
Adam Jones | Program Officer|
Sara Bender | Program Officer | 
Jon Kaye | Program Director |