6th International Conference on Microbiome Engineering | AIChE

This conference brings together scientists across the quickly growing field of microbiome engineering. The program is unique from other microbiome conferences in that it specifically highlights the integration of engineering design principles with microbiome research. The conference integrates synthetic biology, systems biology, microbial ecology, and bioinformatics across a range of application spaces including the environment, manufacturing, food, and human health. A key focus will be the toolset for accurate and precise control of microbiomes, their constituents, and specific genes within them.

Important Deadlines
Abstract Submission deadline: September 3, 2023
Poster Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 1, 2023

Grant Opportunities Available

Funding opportunities are available to attend the 6th International Conference on Microbiome Engineering. If you are a U.S.-based student, post-doc or early-career professional, we encourage you to apply. If approved, your registration will be reimbursed.

It is difficult for microbes to survive in the environment without interacting with other microbes. They should live together with other bacteria, forming microbiotas. So should humans. This conference provides microbiome researchers with valuable interaction and discussion opportunities in person, which we have missed so much during the pandemic.
Tae Seok Moon, SynBYSS Chair & EBRC Council Member

Reasons to Present

  • Share experiences, new tools, and strategies
  • Identify trends that might influence your current research
  • Benefit from creative input from colleagues working in allied fields
  • Gain exposure to an attentive, well-informed audience
  • Help promote new ideas and solutions to significant challenges
  • Develop your network and make valuable connections
  • Share your work and help advance the field


  • Microbiome and Probiotic Engineering for Human and Animal Health
  • Microbiome Engineering Tool Development - Computational & Experimental
  • Biocontainment
  • Fundamental Understanding of Microbiome Dynamics
  • Industrial, Environmental, and Food Applications of Microbiome Engineering
Attendees can expect a broad survey of the tools necessary for precise microbiome control as well as their applications to health, agriculture, and the environment. I’m particularly excited about talks focused on DNA editing of microbial communities.
Benjamin Rubin, PhD, University of California Berkeley

Reasons to Attend

  • The conference offers a comprehensive approach to the field of microbiome engineering 
  • Attendees can expect not only a broad survey of the tools necessary for accurate and precise control of microbiomes but also an extensive overview of applications enabled by this toolset
  • You’ll be exposed to the latest developments in microbiome engineering from leading experts
  • Opportunities to connect with a unique community that thrives on crosstalk between academia and industry 
  • Network for collaborations and recruitment

Who should attend

  • Researchers from academia and industry at all levels
  • Scientists in industry
  • Technology innovators
  • Postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, faculty, industry scientists in R&D
  • Investors interested in technology commercialization
  • Industry decision makers/ tech scouts looking to speed up research and foster new applications 

Did you know?

Several sponsorships are available to allow you, and your organization, to choose a level that meets your recognition and budget goals. As a sponsor, you will be showing this audience, and the larger industrial biotechnology community, your commitment towards supporting a workshop that will benefit the companies in attendance, the industry, and society.

AIChE Member Events Discount

Did you know that annual AIChE memberships offer great discounts on conferences and events? Become a member and the discount to this one event will practically cover the rest of the year!