The 27th Annual Boston Bacterial Meeting

June 10-11, 2021


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

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BBM2021 will feature research talks by students, postdocs, and other trainees in these six exciting sessions:

I. Bacterial Physiology
Chair: Heather Faega, Cornell University

II. Antibiotic Resistance
Chair: John Dekker, National Institutes of Health

III. Microbial Communities
Chair: Nandita Garud, University of California Los Angeles

IV. Phage and Gene Transfer
Chair: Alexander Meeske, Washington University

V. Host-Microbe Interactions
Chair: Rebeccah Lijek, Mount Holyoke College

VI. Pathogenesis
Chair: Marco Jost, Harvard Medical School

Additionally, BBM2021 will host the following breakout sessions:

  • Antibiotic Resistance and Beyond
  • Diversity in STEM
  • Bioinformatics
  • Careers Beyond the Bench
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Mentorship in Science
  • Synthetic Microbiology
  • Microbiome and Microbial Communities
  • Food Microbiology, Brewing, and Bacteria Art

For more information, please visit the breakout session page.

Keynote Speaker

Arturo Casadevall, MD, MS, PhD

Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Alfred & Jill Sommer Professor and Chair
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Dr. Arturo Casadevall is a Professor and Chair of the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and he also holds a primary appointment in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Conference Details

June 10-11, 2021

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