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27th Annual Boston Bacterial Meeting

June 11 - 12, 2021

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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.

If you have not attended BBM previously and wish to receive email alerts about registration and deadlines, please email the organizers at to be added to our mailing list.


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

Antibiotic Resistance
Chair: John Dekker, National Institutes of Health

Bacteria-host Interactions
Chair: Rebeccah Lijek, Mount Holyoke College

Bacterial Physiology
Chair: Heather Faega, Cornell University

Intermicrobial Interactions
Chair: Nandita Garud, University of California Los Angeles

New Methods in Bacteriology
Chair: Marco Jost, Harvard Medical School

Phage and Gene Transfer
Chair: Alexander Meeske, Washington University

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.


June 11
June 12