Registration is now open!

Please visit our Registration page for more information and the link to register for the meeting. 

Important Dates

Registration begins March 13

Abstracts for Posters and Talks due by April 30

Online registration Ends May 31


Early Registration (March 13 to April 30): $125 

Regular Registration (May 1 to May 31): $150

We are offering a limited number of scholarships to trainees belonging to underrepresented minority groups and undergraduate researchers. Please visit our Scholarships page for more information and links to the application forms.

The keynote address for BBM 2023 will be delivered by Dr. Kumaran Ramamurthi from the NIH. Dr. Ramamurthi is a renowned bacterial cell biologist who has made important contributions to understanding how morphogenetic proteins localize to specific sites and drive essential processes such as spore formation and cell division. Please visit our Keynote Speaker page for more information about his career and accomplishments.

About BBM

BBM was founded in 1995 by two postdocs from Richard Losick’s lab at Harvard, Kit Pogliano and Karen McGovern, with the goal of bringing bacteriologists from the greater Boston area together to present their work and share ideas. BBM, now in its 29th year, has proven to be a vibrant meeting, attended not only by bacteriologists from the Boston area but from all over the country. Keeping with its roots, the conference is being planned and organized by a committee of students, postdocs, and other early career researchers. This year, the organizational committee is co-chaired by Alam García-Heredia, a postdoc in Alan Grossman’s lab at MIT, and Shailab Shrestha, a graduate student in Aimee Shen’s lab at Tufts.