HCMPH Symposium

The third annual Harvard Chan Microbiome in Public Health Center (HCMPH) symposium is on May 17, 2021. This year in particular, it is important to highlight the human microbiome’s role not only in chronic and inflammatory disease, but in infectious disease and global health as well. These effects can include ecological exclusion of pathogens, immune priming, bacterial-viral-eukaryotic interactions, and modulation of vaccine responses – all especially relevant in the era of COVID. Apropos, while we look forward to a return to in-person (or hybrid) symposia in the future, we are excited to be able to share this year’s fantastic speakers and posters with attendees from around the world, free of charge, in an all-virtual format.

Please check out the Symposium Program for more details.

Poster session:

Please submit abstracts for the poster reception to Nicole Levesque (levesque@hsph.harvard.edu) by April 9, 2021. Two posters will be selected to give short talks at the symposium on May 17, 2021. If your abstract is accepted to the poster reception we will also request your poster as a PDF and a short audio clip explaining your work by May 5, 2021.


Virtual meeting via Zoom – webinar link information will be sent by email after you register. The link you receive is unique to you and cannot be forwarded to another user. Each person will need to register to receive their own link.

Date & Time:

May 17, 2021
Symposium: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Poster Session will be available online


Wendy Garrett, Symposium Co-Organizer
Curtis Huttenhower, Symposium Co-Organizer
Nicole Levesque, Symposium Manager