9th Conference on Beneficial Microbes

Registration & Abstract Site Open

July 21 – 25, 2024

Madison, Wisconsin

The 2024 Conference on Beneficial Microbes will provide a forum for the exchange of the latest conceptual and technological developments in the fast-moving field of beneficial host-microbe interactions. By bringing together US and international researchers across multiple disciplines (microbiology, immunology, developmental biology, neurobiology, physiology, nutrition, genomics, ecology, systems biology, evolutionary biology and clinical science), the conference will continue its 20-year tradition to examine the central role of microbes across biology. We encourage established and new investigators and trainees to attend the meeting and submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Most talks will be selected from abstract submissions! We look forward to seeing you in Madison, Wisconsin.

2024 Keynote Speakers

Jeffrey I. Gordon
Washington University in St. Louis

Mónica Medina
Pennsylvania State University

Invited Talks


Rosanna A. Alegado
University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

Jens Kreth
Oregon Health & Science University

Mark J. Mandel
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Elizabeth L. Johnson
Cornell University

Elizabeth K. Mallott
Washington University in St. Louis

Irene L.G. Newton
Indiana University

Corlett W. Wood
University of Pennsylvania

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Conference Co-Chairs

Kevin Kohl
University of Pittsburgh

Katherine Lemon
Baylor College of Medicine

Planning Committee

Rosie AlegadoUniversity of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
Nichole Broderick
Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth JohnsonCornell University
Eric MartensUniversity of Michigan
Federico ReyUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison

Robert BrittonBaylor College of Medicine
David ClarkeUniversity College Cork
Mark MandelUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Kat Milligan-McClellanUniversity of Connecticut
Buck Samuel, Baylor College of Medicine

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!