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Conferences for microbial genomics, bioinformatics and microbiology

Posted on July 2, 2022
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These are meetings that apply to my area of microbiology, genomics and bioinformatics. These include meetings I have attended in the past, and recommend. Or other meetings that I have heard that are good.

Genome sequencing (molecular biology) focus

These meetings focus on the mechanics of sequencing technologies and other aspects of moelcular biology

Sequencing, Finishing, and Analysis in the Future Meeting (SFA2F)

An annual meeting dedicated to bringing together experts in the genomics field—including representatives from the industries that serve this specialized scientific community. The SFA²F conference focuses on Next Generation Sequencing technologies, applications, and their effect on the rapidly advancing field of genomics.

Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) - General meeting

Genome science and technology conference where top global researchers, leaders and innovators meet to announce new discoveries, cutting edge breakthroughs and to collaborate.

  • Topics: Latest advances in DNA sequencing technologies, experimental and analytical approaches for genomic studies, and their myriad applications.
  • Location(s): Orlando, FL, USA
  • Upcoming and past dates: February 6–9, 2023; June 6-9 2022
  • URL: https://www.agbt.org/events/general-meeting/

London Calling

Oxford Nanopore conference

Computational biology and software engineering focus

These are meetings focusing on pure computational approachs, as they apply to genomics or microbiology.

nf-core hackathon

A virtual online hackathon to develop nf-core together

Bioinformatics: From algorithms to applications

Bioinformaticians and biologists to share experience in development and practical application of bioinformatics algorithms.

  • Topics: Sequencing technologies, Molecular sequence analysis, Computational genomics, Genome assembly, Transcriptomics, Metagenomics, Agrigenomics, Viromics, CRISPR
  • Location(s): Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Upcoming and past dates: July 12–15, 2021
  • URL: https://biata2021.spbu.ru/

Genomics and bioinformatics focus

These are applied meetings focus that focus on genomes and bioinformatics as it applies to microbiology.

13th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM XIII)

Establishing whole genome sequencing at the core of epidemiological surveillance. Held every three years.

  • Topics: Platforms for genome-based typing and epidemiology; Zoonosis, intensive food production and One Health; Genomic epidemiology of neglected pathogens; Metagenomics and Public Health
  • Location(s): Bath, UK; Dubrovnik, Croatia (Usually somewhere in Europe)
  • Upcoming and past dates: 14–17 September 2022; 18-21 September 2019
  • URL: https://www.escmid.org/dates_events/escmid_conferences/immem_xiii/

Applied Bioinformatics & Public Health Microbiology (ABPHM)

A multidisciplinary forum to demonstrate how advances in microbial and viral genomics, bioinformatics, data science, and sequencing technology are being used to meet the needs of public health. Held every two years.

Rapid Applied Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines

Explore how next-generation sequencing technology works and what it can do for you

  • Topics: NGS in Clinical and Public Health Microbiology, Collecting and Sharing Microbial Genomic Data, Microbial Ecology, Microbes in Agricultural and Food Systems, Analytical Methods, Bioinformatic Tools and Pipelines ​
  • Location(s): Baltimore, MD, USA; Washington, DC, USA
  • Upcoming and past dates: Oct. 16-19, 2022
  • URL: https://asm.org/Events/ASM-NGS/Home

GA4GH Plenary meeting

Advancing development work for the immediate data sharing needs of the genomics and health community community

Galaxy Community Conference Addressing common challenges in data intensive science using the Galaxy data integration and analysis platform.

Microbiology focus

These meetings focus on microbiology (wet lab) and may have a genomics session


BacPath is the Australian premiere biennial molecular bacteriology meeting that has an exclusive focus on bacterial pathogens. We explore the full spectrum of molecular microbiology from fundamental research to translational applications. Held every two years.

  • Topics: Bacterial pathogenesis
  • Location(s): Brisbane, Australia
  • Upcoming and past dates: 27- 30 September 2022
  • URL: https://www.bacpath.org/

International Symposium Salmonella and Salmonellosis

The attendees are from academic, governmental and industrial areas, all interested in Salmonella issues related to animal, plant, environmental and human health.

  • Topics: Salmonella
  • Location(s): Saint-Malo, France
  • Upcoming and past dates: 20 - 22 June 2022
  • URL: https://www.i3s2022.com/

ASM Microbe

Americian Society for Microbiology (ASM) general meeting

  • Topics: Microbiology
  • Location(s): Houston, TX, USA; Washington, DC, USA (Usually somewhere in USA)
  • Upcoming and past dates: June 15-19, 2023; June 9-13,2022
  • URL: https://asm.org/Events/ASM-Microbe/Home

Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2022

UK Microbiology Society general meeting

International workshop on CampylobacterHelicobacter and Related Organisms (CHRO)

Gather junior and senior investigators worldwide whose research encompassing all aspects of disease due to Campylobacter, Helicobacter and related organisms

  • Topics: CampylobacterHelicobacter, Host interation, Physiology and regulation, Pathogenesis, Epidemilogy, Evolution and ecology
  • Location(s): Yangzhou, China
  • Upcoming and past dates: 14-19 Nov 2022
  • URL: http://chro.bomeeting.net/46?lang=en

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