• International Bordetella Society


    Encourage research in the biology and genetics of Bordetellae and the pathophysiology, immunology, clinical and epidemiological aspects of the infections that they cause, and the development and testing of new vaccines for its prevention.


    Provide a global forum for the exchange of information among scientists, physicians, veterinarians, public health officials, regulators, manufacturers and others engaged in research on, care of individuals with and preparation and oversight of products involving the Bordetellae.


    Promote the development of young scientists in Bordetella-related work, by encouraging their active participation in Society meetings and activities.


  • Announcements

    Symposium June 26-30 2022 Vancouver, Canada

    Please visit the conference website for more information

    • Deadline for consideration for oral presentations & travel awards: March 22, 2022
    • Deadline for consideration for poster presentations: May 1, 2022
  • Meetings

    Information on upcoming meetings

    13th International Bordetella Symposium: 2022

    The 13th International Bordetella Symposium will be held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, June 26-30 , 2022


    For details on Registration & Submission see the website here

    Monthly International Bordetella Lab Meeting Series  

    Monthly virtual meeting. Details for March 2022 soon!

  • Membership

    Please consider this opportunity to become a member and contribute to the successful launch of the International Bordetella Society


    Benefits of Membership include:

    • Support of the International Bordetella Society

    • Discounted registration at International Bordetella Society Meetings

    • Access to Past Meeting Archives

    • Opportunity to promote your research and publications on the International Bordetella Society website

    • Opportunity to advertise employment openings on the International Bordetella Society website

    • Access to the International Bordetella Society directory

    • Become eligible to vote for officers and be nominated to serve on the International Bordetella Society Board

    Click on each membership below for details

    Memberships run from January 1st to December 31st of each calendar year & are not prorated.

  • Executive Committee

    Chair of the committee

    Senior Scientist @ FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research


    Committee Member

    Director of Vaccine Development Center @ WVU-Health Sciences

    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Cell Biology



    Committee Member

    Scientific Director @ Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program

    Sarah H. Sell & Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics


    Committee Member

    Professor of Infectious Diseases

    @ University of Georgia


    Committee Member

    Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Microbiology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA; co-founder and Chief Scientific Office, Cerillo, Inc.

    Committee Member

    Professor of Biochemistry

    Trinity College Dublin


    Committee Member

    Professor of Microbiology @ UCT Prague & Head of Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Bacterial Pathogens
    Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
    Czech Republic

    Meeting Organizer 2019

    Research Director @ Inserm (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale)


    Meeting Organizer 2021


    Professor of Microbiology & Immunology @ the University of British Columbia



    Professor of Pediatrics

    Center for Vaccine Development & Global Health

    University of Maryland Baltimore

  • Support

    Shelby Sharp

    Program Manager

    Senior Program Specialist @ University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine


    Assistant professor @ School of Public Health, Indiana University - Bloomington

    Our bylaws

  • Resources & Databases


    Genomes online database

    Biocyc Pathways

    Genome databases


    Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) Pathways

    Ortholog list

    Bordetella pertussis Mauve alignment

    Bordetella bronchiseptica Mauve alignment

    Bordetella parapertussis Mauve alignment


    Coming soon!

  • Contact us!

    If you would like to join our society but still have questions...

    If you want us to post Bordetella related jobs or news

    If you want to join our listserv

  • Job Postings

    Job Postings

  • Social us

    We tweet about all Bordetella-related subjects

  • Cancellation and Refund Policy for Membership

    Membership dues are non-refundable

    However, if you paid for a membership by mistake on our member portal, written request of refund with explanations must be emailed to the membership office within 30 days from the date of your membership dues payment.