The 7th Conference on Beneficial Microbes will be held at UW-Madison on July 8-11, 2018. The abstract submission deadline is May 2.
The conference was formerly the “ASM Conference on Beneficial Microbes,” with a long history of combining model and natural systems to understand the ecology and functions of host-associated microbes. When ASM stopped funding for most of its small conferences, the organizers ensured that the meeting would continue. The conference has typically featured many presentations from submitted abstracts, and this year will be no exception. We also have a stellar lineup of invited speakers (listed below). The meeting schedule includes significant time for networking among attendees, including eating meals together, and we have worked to keep the meeting cost low ($300 for students).
Eran Elinav, Weizmann Institute of Science
Jo Handelsman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Emily Balskus, Harvard University
Ilana Brito, Cornell University
Robert Britton, Baylor College of Medicine
Elizabeth Grice, University of Pennsylvania
Kathryn Jones, Florida State University
Margaret McFall-Ngai, University of Hawaii
Ecology and Evolution of Microbe-Host Interactions
Early Developmental Impact of Microbes
Host Factors Shaping the Microbiome
Microbe-Host Interactions at the Molecular Scale
Social Interactions and Microbial Transmission
Engineering Beneficial Microbes