Microscopic image of fungal hyphae and human epithelial cells

Microverse I Symposium 2020

Joint International Symposium on Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions September 1st - 3rd, 2020
Microscopic image of fungal hyphae and human epithelial cells
Image: Mai Hoang
Microverse I Symposium Microverse I Symposium Image: Alena Gold & Luo Yu

Virtual microbial talk

Thank you all for participating and sharing of your latest research on microbial and biomolecular interactions. The Microverse I Symposium had over 230 participants from 50 institutions of 17 different countries  as well as a range of leading experts and many young scientists. Besides lively interactions through live presentations with follow-up questions, participants had round table discussions and the chance to join many poster presentations.

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We look forward to seeing you again!

Sessions & Speakers

Microverse of the environment

Paul Rainey | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Ploen

Leo Eberl | University of Zurich

Melanie Blokesch | Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Daniel Rozen | Leiden University

Christine Beemelmanns | Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and
Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute, Jena

Aquatic microbial ecology

Søren J. Sørensen | University of Copenhagen

James C. Stegen | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland

Alexander J. Probst | University of Duisburg-Essen

Will Overholt | Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Stephanie Jurburg | German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Chemical mediators in complex biosystems I

Muriel Gugger | Institut Pasteur, Paris

Martin Polz | University of Vienna

Ute Hentschel Humeida | GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Christian Jogler | Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Xiaoyu Tang | J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla

Chemical mediators in complex biosystems II

Matt Hutchings | University of East Anglia, Norwich

Caroline Müller | Bielefeld University

Helge B. Bode | Goethe University Frankfurt

Julie A. Z. Zedler | Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Pierre Stallforth | Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute, Jena

Microverse of the host I – Human health

Friedrich Götz | Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt | Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Thomas F. Schulz | Hannover Medical School

Hortense Slevogt | Jena University Hospital

Jürgen Popp | Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Leibniz Institute of Photonic
Technology, Jena

Thomas Böttcher | University of Konstanz

Microverse of the host II – Plant microbiomes

Angela Sessitsch | Austrian Institute of Technology, Tulln

Doreen Babin | Julius Kühn Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Braunschweig

Matthew Agler | Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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Image: Alena Gold
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About us

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Research Cluster Balance of the Microverse

The Research Cluster investigates the complex interactions of microorganisms with other organisms and with their environment, which are of great significance for the functioning of ecosystems, our climate and the well-being of plants, animals and humans.

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Collaborative Research Centre ChemBioSys

The aim of the CRC ChemBioSys is to explore fundamental regulatory processes in complex biosystems that affect our daily lives. The focus is on chemical mediators that play key roles in regulating the composition of communities and interactions of individual organisms of one or multiple species.

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Collaborative Research Centre AquaDiva

The CRC AquaDiva focuses on the important roles of water (Aqua) and biodiversity (Diva) for shaping the structure, properties and functions of the subsurface, the part of the Earth`s Critical Zone that begins below the highest density of plant roots and extends down into the first aquifers.

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Consortium InfectControl

InfectControl is a research association in which science and industry have joined forces to fight infectious diseases. Its aim is to prevent these diseases in the long term, to detect them faster and to fight them consistently. InfectControl supports educational campaigns and development of new diagnostic markers and tools.

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