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Abstract Submission Deadline approaching: 7th July

Reminder: The abstract submission deadline for the online Microverse I Symposium is coming up! Do not miss the opportunity to present your scientific work with a Poster or Talk and interact with leading experts within the Microverse! Submit your abstract online on our Microverse I Symposium website.  

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Meeting | Lecture halls Carl-Zeiss-Str., Jena

NOW DIGITAL: Microverse I – Joint International Symposium on Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions

The International Symposium “Microverse I – Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions” will be jointly organized by the Microverse Cluster and the collaborative research centers ChemBioSys and AquaDiva as well as the consortium InfectControl.
The conference will bring together national and international scientists to discuss recent advances in microbial communication, host-microbiome interactions and environmental microbiomes.
We look forward to welcoming you for inspiring discussions and many new insights into the dynamic balance of microbial communities.

Conference website


Abstract submission (open until 7th June)

Virtual meeting

5th International Symposium: Image-based Systems Biology (Digital IbSB 2020)

Image-based Systems Biology is a modern approach that aims to extract spatio-temporal information contained in images in a form that it can be used to model morphological, functional and dynamical aspects of biological processes. Researchers from all fields are invited to communicate their results focused on Image-based Systems Biology in order to exchange novel scientific methods and to share recent achievements from image-driven research in biology. Joint studies of experiment and theory will be highly welcomed.


Abstract submission deadline: July 31, 2020


Registration deadline: August 31, 2020 (number of places is limited)


Conference website