Featured Main Stage Sessions

Each year, ASM Microbe hosts 3 main-stage keynote sessions, delving into critical topics in the microbial sciences that have significant impact on humanity. These sessions go beyond disciplinary boundaries, providing attendees with a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in microbiology and related fields. Explore the sessions below and mark your calendar for an unforgettable ASM Microbe 2024 program!

Check out all sessions ASM Microbe 2024 has to offer.

Pictured: Kathleen “Kate” Rubins, Ph.D., American Microbiologist and NASA Astronaut interviews Andy Weir, author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Martian, Artemis and Project Hail Mary on the ASM Microbe 2023 main stage.
Pictured: Kathleen “Kate” Rubins, Ph.D., American Microbiologist and NASA Astronaut interviews Andy Weir, author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Martian, Artemis and Project Hail Mary on the ASM Microbe 2023 main stage.

The Power of Microbial Sciences to Change the World

Microbiology—Shaping the Global Future , June 15 | 5:15 p.m. ET

Join the Microbe 2024 ASM President's Forum for a captivating gathering of top minds in microbial sciences! On June 15 in Atlanta, immerse yourself in dynamic discussions led by ASM President Virginia Miller, Ph.D., along with former ASM President Timothy Donohue, Ph.D., antiviral drug strategist Nat Moorman, Ph.D., and metagenomics expert Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh, Ph.D.

Together, they'll dive into the exciting realm of microbes as catalysts for a bio-revolution, the pivotal role of READDI in preparing for the next pandemic and the interconnected ecosystems of microbiome research. Don't miss this thrilling exploration of microbiology's power and be part of the conversation shaping the future—with the biggest names in the microbial sciences community!

Timothy Donohue, Ph.D.
ASM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nat Moorman, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina
Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh, Ph.D.
Joint Genome Institute
Timothy Donohue, Ph.D., president's forum speaker Nat Moorman, Ph.D., president's forum speaker Emiley Eloe-Fadros, Ph.D., president's forum speaker
Former ASM President, Director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center studying the utilization of networks that microbes use to generate biomass or produce alternative fuels. Associate professor studying human cytomegalovirus at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology in the School of Medicine UNC Chapel Hill. NIH award-winning researcher of the Joint Genome Institute and Berkeley Lab Lead for the National Micobiome Data Collaborative (NMDC).
Timothy Donohue, Ph.D., president's forum speaker Timothy Donohue, Ph.D.
ASM, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Former ASM President, Director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center studying the utilization of networks that microbes use to generate biomass or produce alternative fuels.
Nat Moorman, Ph.D., president's forum speaker Nat Moorman, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina

Associate professor studying human cytomegalovirus at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology in the School of Medicine UNC Chapel Hill.
Emiley Eloe-Fadros, Ph.D., president's forum speaker Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh, Ph.D.
Joint Genome Institute

NIH award-winning researcher of the Joint Genome Institute and Berkeley Lab Lead for the National Micobiome Data Collaborative (NMDC).

Introducing the ASM Microbe Science and Society Keynote Lecture Series

The ASM Microbe "Science and Society" keynote lecture is a series that highlights the importance of new scientific discoveries and their impact on our community. Through this series, featuring world-renowned speakers and in-depth discussions on cutting-edge topics, ASM will showcase how microbes are essential in our lives and, through innovative technologies, can solve the world’s most pressing public health concerns. 
 

At ASM Microbe 2024, MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart will take the stage to moderate the annual Science & Society Keynote with renowned scientist Dr. Peter Hotez.
At ASM Microbe 2024, MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart will take the stage to moderate the annual Science & Society Keynote with renowned scientist Dr. Peter Hotez.