October 25 - 29, 2022
Abstract Deadline: August 5, 2022


Ami Bhatt, Stanford University 
Martin Polz, University of Vienna, Austria
Julie Segre, National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH)
Moran Yassour, Hebrew University, Israel


COVID-19: All participants planning to attend in-person will be required to provide documentary proof of full vaccination AND first booster with an FDA or EMA approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and federal guidelines. For more information, see COVID-19 Policies and Protocols.


We are pleased to announce the third meeting on Microbiome, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, October 29, 2022. 

The proposed meeting will assemble the leaders in the field, together with junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to discuss new, cutting-edge developments in the study of all aspects of microbiome research.

Keynote Speakers:

Roy Kishony, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Kirsten Kusel, University of Jena, Germany

Confirmed Session Chairs:

Ami Bhatt, Stanford University
Moran Yassour,
Hebrew University, Israel
Kat Milligan-McClellan, University of Connecticut
Seth Rakoff-Nahoum, Boston Children's Hospital
Tami D. Lieberman,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rachel Carmody,
Harvard University
Lawrence David,
Duke University
Rania Siam,
American University in Cairo, Egypt
Thaddeus Stappenbeck,
Cleveland Clinic
Federico Rey,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ran Blekhman,
University of Minnesota
Oni Basu,
University of Chicago
Ravid Straussman, Weizmann Institute of Science
Melody Smith, Stanford University
Ilana Brito, Cornell University

The format of the meeting will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions. Each oral session will include invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. For this reason, abstracts from accomplished junior and senior investigators are warmly invited. The organizers will select abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site (below) as soon as decisions have been made. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs.

Unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Samantha Mastronardi if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlmbiome. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health

Partial support for participants from Low- and Middle- Income countries (LMICs) is available through the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group to cover the cost of in-person registration/room/board/travel. Please provide a justification email to Samantha Mastronardi if you are interested in applying.

This meeting is sponsored by:



In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,655
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,555
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,415
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,055
Student Package*: $1,315
Student No-Housing Package: $955
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,115
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,515

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

Room package reservations close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions and access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Samantha Mastronardi.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include:
1. Individuals from low & middle income countries.
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America.
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions.
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier.
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances.
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Samantha Mastronardi

Late Fees (registrations submitted after 5:00pm ET on October 19th)

Academic Virtual Package: $395
Student Virtual Package: $280
Corporate Virtual Package: $535