October 29 - November 2, 2024
Abstract Deadline: August 9, 2024


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

We are pleased to announce the fourth 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 29, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, November 2, 2024. 

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:
Fiona Powrie, University of Oxford, UK
Julia Vorholt,
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • Using all the Data: Bioinformatic Analyses
  • Pathogens and Microbial Communities
  • Human and Animal Model Studies
  • Microbial Function, Host Response
  • Microbial Ecology and Evolution
  • Microbes in the Environment
  • Microbial Molecules and Interaction
  • Microbes as Machines

Confirmed Session Chairs:
Otto Cordero,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A. Murat Eren,
Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity, Germany
Nandita Garud,
 University of California, Los Angeles
Yonatan Grad, Harvard Medical School
Kerwyn Huang,
Stanford University
Elizabeth Johnson,
Cornell University
Seppe Kuehn,
University of Chicago
Asaf Levy,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Maayan Levy,
University of Pennsylvania
Eric Martens,
University of Michigan Medical School
Jessica Metcalf,
Princeton University
Gene Tyson, Centre for Microbiome Research, Australia
Ophelia Venturelli,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kelly Wrighton,
Colorado State 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 website (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Unpublished material must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk 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 may be supported in part by funds provided by the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health

This meeting is sponsored by:


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1775 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1665
Academic Shared Room Package: $1515
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1130
Student Package*: $1410
Student No-Housing Package: $1025
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2270
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1625

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a 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 access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should first 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 Val Pakaluk

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 Val Pakaluk
Virtual Fees:
Academic Virtual Package: $340
Grad Student Virtual Package: $210

Corporate Virtual Package: $505

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on October 24, 2024)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $440
Late Student Virtual Package: $310
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $605