Symbiotische Interaktionen - Termine

13.-15.10.2021, Kloster Wasem, Ingelheim

Gutenberg Workshop: "The Rise and Fall of Mutualisms - Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics of Host-Microbe Symbioses"

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that you can now apply to participate in the Gutenberg Workshop The Rise and Fall of Mutualisms”, to be held from 13-15 October 2021, in the scenic Monastery Wasem in Ingelheim, Germany. The workshop is planned as a hybrid event, with a limited number of people attending on-site and additional participants online via livestream. Given the current situation in Germany, we are optimistic that a hybrid event will be possible. However, should the Covid-19 situation worsen again, we might need to change to a completely virtual event at a later stage.

You can now register for participation on site in Ingelheim with a talk or a poster, or for participation online, with the option of applying for an online talk. Please understand, however, that the limited number of talk slots will be given preferentially to people attending on site, in order to stimulate lively discussions and interactions.
The application for on site participation, posters, and talks is open until Aug 11, 2021. Registering for live stream will be possible until Oct 8, 2021. For more information on registration and fees, please visit the GW-Homepage. Registration for the workshop can be done here. Please forward the information to interested students and colleagues!

We are very excited about the prospect of having stimulating scientific discussions in person again, and we are looking forward to your abstract submissions and participation!

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Martin Kaltenpoth


Mutualisms are ubiquitous in nature and shape the ecology and evolution of all living organisms on the planet, from microbes to plants and animals. As such, mutually beneficial interactions are subject to intensive research efforts, and important facets from the molecular level to the processes governing the assembly of interacting communities are currently being elucidated.

The Gutenberg Workshop onThe Rise and Fall of Mutualisms will bring together leading scientists in this field to discuss recent developments on the factors stabilizing cooperation in mutualisms, the molecular underpinnings of the partners’ interactions, the determinants of host colonization and microbial community assembly, and the impact of mutualistic associations on the ecology and evolution of the interacting partners.

Scientific Organizer: Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth
Scientific Advisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Baumann
Event Manager: Dr. Sacha Heerschop

Confirmed Speakers:

Gordon Bennett UC Merced, USA (in person)
Helge Bode University of Frankfurt, Germany (in person)
Nicole Dubilier MPI for Marine Microbiology, Germany (in person)
Takema Fukatsu AIST Tsukuba, Japan (remote participation)
Ruben Garrido-Oter MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Germany (in person)
Annika Guse University of Heidelberg, Germany (in person)
Maria Harrison Cornell University, USA (in person)
Kayla King University of Oxford, UK (remote participation)
Christian Kost University of Osnabrück, Germany (in person)
Sara Mitri University of Lausanne, Switzerland (in person)
Katharina Ribbeck MIT, USA (remote participation)