The 25th annual Boston Bacterial Meeting

June 6-7th, 2019

Harvard Science Center

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.

The 25th annual Boston Bacterial Meeting took place Thursday, June 6th & Friday, June 7th in the Science Center at Harvard. Please stay tuned for information about BBM2020.

The abstract book and schedule for BBM2019 are available on our Abstract Book and Schedules page.


After a successful trial last year, BBM will once again be a full two-day conference. On-site registration starts at 8AM on Thursday, June 6th with opening remarks at 9AM. The first session on Friday, June 7th starts at 9AM, with the Keynote Address at 5PM and a reception to follow. Lunch will be provided on Thursday in order to facilitate breakout sessions, however lunch will not be provided on Friday and you will instead be provided with ample time to enjoy free time and lunch around Harvard Square.

BBM includes both short format talks as well as poster sessions. To be considered for either presentation, you must submit an abstract prior to April 26th, 2019. 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.

If you have never attended BBM previously and you wish to receive email alerts about registration and deadlines, please email the organizers at to be added to our mailing list.

Keynote Speaker

Denise Monack

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University

Conference Details

June 6-7th, 2019
Harvard Science Center
1 Oxford St
Cambridge MA 02138

Contact Us

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