October 20 - 24, 2020
Abstract Deadline: July 31, 2020


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 the second 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 20, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, October 24, 2020. 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:

Nicole Dubilier,Max Planck Institute for Marine Biology, Germany
Ramnik Xavier, Broad Institute

Discussion Leaders:

Katherine Amato, Northwestern University
Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute
Maria Carmen Collado, Spanish National Research Council
Suzanne Devkota, Cedars-Sinai
Mohamed S. Donia, Princeton University
Tadashi Fukami, Stanford University
Andrew Goodman, Yale University
Lindsay Hall, Quadram Institute, United Kingdom
Britt Koskella, UC Berkeley
Katherine (Trina) McMahon, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jeroen Raes, VIB, Belgium
June Round, University of Utah
Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Nicola Segata, University of Trento, Italy
Paul Turner, Yale 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.

Partial support may be provided by: TBA


Academic Package: $1,560
Graduate/PhD Student Package:
Corporate Package: $2,055 
Academic/Student No-Housing Package:
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,380 

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.