SEP 6 - 8 2022 Opens: 6:00 AM PDT

Microbiology Virtual Week 2022

LabRoots is excited to bring academia and industry, research experts, virologists, microbiologists, healthcare professionals, and leading biomedical scientists under one roof at our 8th Annual Microbiology Virtual Week, held on September 6-8, 2022!

Microbiology Virtual Week 2022 will offer a 3-day content-rich program offering invited lectures, thought-provoking discussions and posters to explore global developments for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Infectious Diseases, discoveries in Microbiology & Immunology research to improve human, animal, and plant health, including virology, pathogenesis, genomics and epidemiology, microbial communities and biofilms, and research to find improved vaccines, diagnostics, and antiviral drugs for Influenza.

Last year's event included the following topics and tracks:


  • Plant Response to Disease
  • Bacterial Immunologies
  • Vertebrate Adaptive Immune Systems
  • Immunopathology

Infectious Disease:

  • Virology
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Point of Care Diagnostics


  • Novel Respiratory Virus Vaccines
  • Genomics of Respiratory Viruses

Microbial Communities:

  • Microbiome-Based Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Evolution and Heterogeneity within Biofilms and other Microbial Communities
  • Multi-level Omics Data Integration

Modeling Approaches:

  • Machine-learning approaches (identifying and characterizing unannotated genes from the bacterial genomic 'dark matter')
  • Predicting Pathogen Evolution

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open for 2 years from the date of the live event, and the webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing.  This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global microbiology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Like the 2020 conference, this event will be produced on our robust platform, allowing you to watch, learn and connect seamlessly across all desktop or mobile devices. Equipped with gamification and point system, you can now move around the entire event, earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots' most popular T-shirts.

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2021 Microbiology Virtual Week. Submit your free abstract here.

Continuing Education - LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this event, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation for a maximum of 50 credits.

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To download the Program Committee brochure here.

  • Svetlana Y. Folimonova

    Dr. Svetlana Y. Folimonova received her PhD in Microbiology from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. She held a postdoctoral position at the S. R. Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma and a postdoctoral position at the University of Florida, Citrus Research and Education ...

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  • Juliet Morrison, PhD

    Dr. Juliet Morrison is an Assistant Professor at the University of California Riverside. Her research combines immunological and virological methods with computational analysis to address questions at the host-pathogen interface. A major interest of the Morrison Lab is ...

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  • K. Leigh Greathouse, PhD, MPH, MS, RD

    Dr. K. Leigh Greathouse is an Assistant Professor at Baylor University with appointments in Biology and Nutrition. Her background spands the fields of cancer biology, epidemiology, and nutrition. She recived her Ph.D. from the University of Texas and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center ...

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  • Niamh O'Hara, PhD

    Dr. O'Hara has developed cutting edge next-gen sequencing-based technology for hospitals and spent five years commercializing this technology. She has led unprecedented, large-scale metagenomics work characterizing the microbiome of ambulances across the US, hospital ...

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  • Stephen S. Morse, PhD, FAAM, F.A.C.E.

    Stephen S. Morse, Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where he also serves as Director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology certificate and as chair of the Columbia University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) ...

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  • Matthew Flegal

    Matt entered the research field over 20 years ago as a lab animal technician at the TSI/Mason contract research facility. He has worked at both contract facilities such as TSI and OREAD Biosafety as well in industry at Pharmacia, Pfizer, and Sanofi-Aventis. During that period he ...

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  • Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, MD PhD

    Dorottya earned her MD and PhD in clinical medicine from Semmelweis University of Medicine in Hungary. Holding postdoctoral fellowships at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital and Columbia University, she has 10+ years of experience in translational medicine ...

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  • Jonas Korlach

    Jonas Korlach was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Pacific Biosciences in July 2012. He was previously a Scientific Fellow, supporting commercial development of the PacBio RS II system and performing research aimed at developing new applications for SMRT technologies. He ...

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  • Meredith Ashby, PhD

    Meredith Ashby is the Director of Market Strategy for Microbial Genomics, Cancer and Immunology at Pacific Biosciences. She completed her Ph.D. at Caltech mapping the gene regulatory networks that direct sea urchin development just as the sea urchin genome was being sequenced ...

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  • Marilyn Roossinck

    Dr. Roossinck received a PhD in 1986 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Microbiology and Immunology, studying Hepatitis B virus, on an National Institutes of Health fellowship. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University, where she began studying ...

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  • Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD, FAAAS

    Dr. Ehrlich is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCoM) in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He also directs: the Center for Genomic Sciences (CGS); the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing ...

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  • Ana Fernandez-Sesma, PhD

    Dr. Fernandez-Sesma is currently a professor with tenure in the department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York, NY, USA. She is interested on the modulation of innate immunity by viruses of human health interests, such as dengue (DENV) ...

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  • Jennifer Fettweis, PhD

    Jennifer M. Fettweis, Ph.D. is the founder and director of the Research Alliance for Microbiome Science (RAMS) Registry and assistant professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University. From 2009-2019, she ...

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The deadline for electronic submission of your poster title, abstract, and poster PDF is Friday 2nd of September 2022 at 5:00 pm PT.

Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary and discuss results with interested colleagues through email or live chat. Posters should be submitted as a PDF file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer-reviewed. Submission is free.

For the complete poster guidelines, please visit

If you are interested in sponsoring a Poster for this virtual event and generate leads, the cost is $250 and you can submit the poster at If you are interested in sponsoring a poster for this virtual event and generating leads, the cost is $250. For more information please email us at

Give your research a competitive edge - featuring the Labroots' Virtual Poster Competition!

The winning author(s) and their research will be featured in a Labroots Trending Science News article written by a specialist in the field. This article will be distributed to over 30,000 Labroots Newsletter subscribers and will be highlighted on our social media pages to provide increased global reach.

Posters will be assessed and voted on by an anonymous board of Labroots conference organizers in the following categories: originality, innovation, impact, and organization.

The winner of the Labroots Poster Competition will be announced after the virtual poster symposium. The winner(s) will then have the option to be interviewed by a science writer and provide quotes describing the importance of their work.

Each poster submitted will be automatically considered for the competition unless the authors opt-out.

Sponsored posters are not eligible for inclusion in the Poster Competition.

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