Skip to content

Recognizing that microbial sciences, just like microbes, know no borders, the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) have come together to launch a new initiative -- the World Microbe Forum, taking place online from 20-24 June 2021.

ASM and FEMS will bring together two of the biggest meetings in the microbial sciences, ASM Microbe 2021 and FEMS2021, under one digital platform to further science and help answer some of the most important questions impacting humankind today. Additional scientific societies, including the American Society for Virology (ASV) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) will be key partners in this event.

From new infectious pathogens like SARS-CoV-2, to antimicrobial resistance, the role of microbes in climate change, agriculture and food microbiology, to synthetic and applied microbiology - international experts will gather in this one-of-a-kind, special event to examine, discuss and envision solutions that science can offer to solve some of the gravest concerns confronting us today.

This conference offers attendees unparalleled access to the latest innovative research across global perspectives. The conference organizers are also excited to offer an advocacy and policy platform to communicate the relevance of microbial sciences to decision makers and the general public. Come learn more at Illumina’s booth about our industry leading sequencing platforms, informatic, and sequencing solutions and how they can empower your microbiology research and infectious disease workflows.

Illumina Featured Talk:

"Sequencing at an Unprecedented Scale: How Illumina NGS is supporting public health response to COVID-19 and beyond"

Available Sunday, June 20, 8:00 AM ET & On-Demand for one month after WMF concludes


Michael Oberholzer, PhD

Michael Oberholzer, PhD
Associate Director, Product Management, Infectious Disease & Microbiology

Miten Jain, PhD

Miten Jain, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
University of California at Santa Cruz

Niko Beerenwinkel, PhD

Niko Beerenwinkel, PhD
Associate Professor of Computational Biology
ETH Zurich

Date & Time
2021-6-20 – 2021-6-24
World Microbe Forum
Microbial Genomics
This event has passed