July 18 - 21, 2019
Abstract Deadline: May 17, 2019


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

We are pleased to announce a new meeting on Microbiome, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, and will conclude with lunch on Sunday, July 21, 2019. 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.


  • Microbial function: from strains to small molecules
  • Microbe-microbe interactions
  • Mathematical modeling of microbial communities
  • Microbial community assembly
  • Cancer & chronic disease microbiome
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Synthetic biology
  • New and upcoming technologies to study microbiomes
Keynote Speakers:

Emily Balskus,Harvard University
Eric Pamer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Discussion Leaders:

Gary Borisy, Forsyth Institute
Gautam Dantas, Washington University
Rachel Dutton, University of California San Diego
Karen Guillemin, University of Oregon
Robert Jenq, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dan Knights, University of Minnesota
Itzik Mizrahi, Ben Gurion University
Michelle O'Malley, UCSB
Trent Northen, Joint Genome Institute
Pavel Pevzner, University of California San Diego
Daniel Segre, Boston University

The format of the meeting will include six oral sessions and one 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.

inBIO workshop

There will be a 1-day inBIO workshop held on Thursday, July 18, prior to the start of the meeting.

This full-day workshop is aimed for scientists who see potential commercial value in their research discoveries and want to learn the basics of entrepreneurship. Participants will hear from biotech investors, communications specialists, and business development experts, who will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of launching an academic spin-out company.

Please click here for more details. Applications should be submitted by June 15 (Please click here to apply).

All questions regarding the inBIO workshop may be directed to Lital Lynn at lchartar@cshl.edu.

Partial support provided by:



Academic Package: $1220
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1020
Corporate Package: $1535
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $835
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1035

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Catie Carr at carr@cshl.edu and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Catie Carr at carr@cshl.edu.