13th Meeting on Global Microbial Identifier in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The 13th meeting of Global Microbial Identifier is postponed until 2021, but it will still be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Due to safety concerns and general uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret that GMI13 (originally scheduled to take place in Vancouver this June) will be postponed until 2021.

Registration for GMI13 will open in early 2021. Updates will be provided when further details are known. 

We thank you for your patience during these difficult times, and hope that you will be able to join us in Vancouver next year. Stay safe!

GMI13 will take place in 2021 (Vancouver), and will feature scientific talks and discussions focused on community efforts to improve the interoperability, reproducibility, and comparability of results, examples of cooperative projects highlighting ways to achieve equitable data sharing, and more.

GMI13 will also feature a day dedicated to Work Group activities, and a genomic epidemiology workshop, providing participants with opportunities to learn about the potential of sequencing technology, how labs around the world have successfully applied it, as well as hands-on experience using techniques in microbial genomics analysis. More information and updates can be found at

For further inquiries, please contact Emma Griffiths at

We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver in 2021!