The 8th Annual Conference of the 
Metagenomics and Metadesign of Subways and Urban Biomes (MetaSUB)

International Consortium
will be August 12-15, 2024 in Tokyo, Japan.

Speakers at this meeting will include leaders in the fields of metagenomics from academia, industry, government and non-profits.

The conference will take place at the Miraikan - Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, in Koto City, Tokyo, Japan.

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Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for the 2024 MetaSUB International Consortium Conference are now being accepted.

Each year at MetaSUB, we strive to bring together professionals and industry leaders to engage in meaningful discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities involving MetaSUB, partners and collaborators. Our event aims to provide a platform for fostering new connections, exploring innovative ideas, and new collaborations all from Tokyo, Japan!

The abstract deadline for submission is Monday, June 24, 2024 at 23:59 EST

Late submission abstracts will not be accepted. Abstract selection notification will be emailed to presenting authors no earlier than July 1, 2024.

Topics will include:

Global update on DNA and RNA virus mapping from MetaSUB

Bioinformatics tools for patient and environmental sampling

Databases for metagenomics and microogranisms

Field sampling and collection techniques

Organizing Committee

The conference is being organized by a team from the Weill Cornell Medicine, Keio University and the MetaSUB International Consortium. Organizing leads are Dr. Christopher Mason, Dr. Haruo Suzuki, Krista Ryon and Jackie Proszynski.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Nikos Kyrpides, Ph.D.

This year we welcome Dr. Nikos Kyrpides, Ph.D. from the DOE JGI (Joint Genome Institute) to be our esteemed Keynote Speaker.
Dr. Kyrpides leads the Genome Biology Program in the development of the comparative analysis platforms for microbial genomes and metagenomes (IMG). He became the Metagenomics Program head in 2010 and has the combined Microbial Genomes and Metagenomes Program since 2011. Prior to joining the DOE Joint Genome Institute, Dr. Kyrpides led the development of the genome analysis and Bioinformatics core at Integrated Genomics Inc. in Chicago, IL.

Information on Travel & Stay

We will be booking stay at the Tokyo Hilton Odaiba, on Tokyo Bay. We are finalizing the group rate and when announce when that is ready. We recommend booking your stay here, as it is a 10 min walk (5 min drive) to the conference venue.

Citizens from many countries, including the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore, and most EU countries, can enter Japan without a visa for short stays (up to 90 days) for tourism, business, or visiting friends and relatives. This exemption applies to standard passport holders.

For those who do not qualify for visa-free entry, Japan offers an electronic visa (eVisa) system.

We recommend flying in and out of Haneda Airport (HND) in Tokyo, if you are traveling to Japan. The other airport is the Narita International Airport (NRT), which is located further outside of Tokyo.


We'd like to thank our sponsors for the 8th Annual MetaSUB International Consortium Conference and are grateful for their continued support of MetaSUB and it's ongoing studies.