ASM Microbe 2023


Decades of leading innovation in microbiology research

Join Us for ASM Microbe 2023

Join thousands of scientists, researchers and healthcare professionals in your field, who are all traveling to Houston, Texas from June 15-19 for the largest microbial sciences gathering in the world! Andy Weir, Kate Rubins, John Nkengasong, Edward Holmes and Folasade Ogunsola are just some of the world-renowned speakers lined up in ASM Microbe’s cutting-edge scientific program.

ASM Microbe 2023 will cover:

  • Disaster Microbiology.
  • Emerging Infections – What is the Next pandemic? 
  • Natural Product Discovery and Synthesis.
  • The Next Generation Antifungal Agents: Clinical Application and Resistance.
  • Combating the Climate Crisis with Critters: Microbial Carbon Capture.
  • Powering the Future: Applied Microbiology in the Energy Industry.
  • Equity and Access in Laboratory Diagnostics. 
  • Microbiome Management in a Changing World.
  • New Perspectives on Phage Therapy to Treat Multidrug Resistant Infections.
  • Beyond Academia: Fulfilling Microbiology Careers Outside the Tenure Track.
  • The Perks of Being Squishy: Archaea as a Skillful Mechanoresponsive Machine.
  • What is the Microbiota Really Doing in Neuroinflammatory Diseases?

Standard Registration Deadline: May 24

Visit Illumina booth 1415 to learn more about our solutions in microbial sciences.

Industry Workshop on Thursday, June 15 at 3–3:45 pm in Room 351:

A Complete Solution for Precision Metagenomics: From the Wet Lab to Data Analysis
Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma Ph.D. 
Chief Scientific Officer
Advanta Genetics 

Kate Broadbent

Kate Broadbent Ph.D. 
Assoc Director Bioinformatics

Precision metagenomics (PM) combines target capture and next-generation sequencing for comprehensive, yet sensitive and quantitative detection of thousands of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) markers across diverse applications and sample types. However, implementation of PM workflows has been impaired by a lack of curated databases, complicated workflows, and extensive subject matter expertise required for bioinformatic analysis.

In this workshop, Illumina will present robust PM assays for respiratory (RPIP) and urinary (UPIP) pathogens partnered with powerful, easy-to-use data analysis solutions accessed through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easy deployment of PM in research and surveillance applications.

Advanta Genetics will describe their targeted metagenomic Next Generation Sequencing (mNGS) approach utilizing RPIP and UPIP, including performance as compared to commercially available PCR assays. The ability to detect complex polymicrobial infections, often unresolved with traditional microbiology, paired with push-button data analysis led to adoption of PM assays in their clinical research.

I&S Showcase on Saturday, June 17 at 1PM (on exhibit hall floor):

Advancements in Microbiome Research: From 16S to Metatranscriptomics
Collin Kessler

Collin Kessler Ph.D. 
Sequencing Scientist

Morgan Roos

Morgan Roos M.S.

As metagenomics and microbiome research continues to expand, it has become more critical to understand both what organisms are present in a microbial community as well as the function of each individual microorganism.

Here we present the current state of microbiome research and the advancements in metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis which are revealing the role of microbiomes in a wide variety of disease states, from onset to effectiveness of treatments. A leading service provider with show data from the new 600 cycle flow cell on the NextSeq 2000 provides greater resolution from 16S sequencing experiments while reducing the cost of shotgun metagenomics when identifying the composition of microbiome samples.

For RNA-based sequencing approaches, like metatranscriptomics, we demonstrate the potential to provide direct insights into both the functional activity of actively transcribed genes within a microbial community as well as the microorganisms from which they originate. 

Come check out our posters in the following categories:

  • Precision Metagenomics
  • Microbiome Research
  • Pathogen Surveillance
Poster No. Date Abstract Title
2894 Friday,
June 16
Future-proof and Push-button: Capture and Automated Analysis of Precision Metagenomics Sequencing Data
4771 Saturday,
June 17
Influenza A Virus Detection, Clade Assignment, and NAI Resistance-Associated Variant Assessment Using Target Enrichment NGS Metagenomics
5446 Saturday,
June 17
Are you my host? Inferring microorganism of origin for antimicrobial resistance markers in targeted metagenomics 
6257 Sunday,
June 18
Nationwide AMR Surveillance in Respiratory Samples: Using targeted metagenomics to monitor geographic trends in antimicrobial resistance across the United States 
4336 Friday,
June 16
A microbiome-focused multi’omic assessment of the impact of intermittent fasting on gut bacteria
4362 Saturday,
June 17
Looking beyond DNA and its technical challenges –proof of concept for skin metatranscriptomics 
4352 Saturday,
June 17
Teasing apart activity versus presence through multi-modal characterization of the microbiome across a variety of human body sites
6254 Saturday,
June 17
Pan-CoV Panel for Genomic Surveillance of Coronaviruses using Target Enrichment NGS
4519 Sunday,
June 18
Target capture versus shotgun metagenomics for uropathogen detection: Analyzing pee in HD
3985 Sunday,
June 18
Hybrid Capture Enrichment Of Viral And Antimicrobial Resistant Pathogens In Wastewater Enables Broad Surveillance Of Infectious Diseases
5338 Sunday,
June 18
600c NextSeq™ 2000 data on WGS Isolates and Metagenomics scat and wastewater samples
Date & Time
Jun 15, 2023 – Jun 19, 2023
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, Booth 1415, Houston, TX
North America
Microbial genomics
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