The 24th annual Boston Bacterial Meeting BBM2018

May 31 & June 1, 2018

Science Center at Harvard

The Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM) brings together Boston-area bacteriologists from either academic or industrial settings. With attendance now at almost 550 researchers (from over 100 academic and biotech companies), BBM offers an exciting cross-section of current microbiology research.

The 24th annual Boston Bacterial Meeting BBM will take place Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1, 2018 in the Science Center at Harvard.

New this year, BBM will be a full two-day conference. Registration will start at 8:00AM on Thursday, May 31 with opening remarks at 9:00AM. Thursday will end with a poster session and reception at 5:00-7:00PM. Friday the first session is at 9:00AM, with the Keynote Address at 5:20PM with a reception to follow.

The updated registration fees are $120 for early registration and $150 for normal registration. Due to popular demand, we have also expanded the number breakout sessions, which will occur on both days.

BBM includes both short format talks as well as poster sessions. To be considered for either presentation, you must submit an abstract when the link becomes available. A note to poster presenters, the poster spaces are 4′ x 4′, and we request that you bring a poster that fits within these dimensions to allow enough space for your neighbors.

To download a copy of the 2018 BBM abstract book, click here!

Keynote Speaker

Dianne Newman

Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Biology and Geobiology, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech.

Conference Details

May 31st -June 1st, 2018
Science Center Harvard
1 Oxford St
Cambridge MA 02138


Contact Us

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