June 03-04, 2024

George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

Keynote address by Joe Bondy-Denomy, UCSF

Online registration is closed.

Please check our registration page for more information.

Important Dates

Abstracts for Posters and Talks due by April 3

Online registration Ends May 10


Early Registration (February 1 to April 3): $150 

Regular Registration (April 3 to May 10): $175


Rooms are available close to the venue via Boston University at 10 Buick St. for $107.30 per person per night. You can reserve a room here.


Scholarship applications are closed.

We are excited to offer registration scholarships to trainees belonging to underrepresented minority groups and undergraduate researchers. The deadline for consideration has now passed. Awardees will receive an email with award notice instructions for registration by March 11 – please wait to receive this email before registering.


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 30th 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 Molly Sargen, a graduate student in Sophie Helaine’s lab at Harvard Medical School, and Laurent Dubois, a graduate student in Tom Bernhardt’s lab at Harvard Medical School.

If you would like to sponsor our 2024 meeting, please reach out to us at bbm@hms.harvard.edu and visit our Sponsoring BBM page for more info.