Annual Conference 2018
of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology

Jahrestagung 2018
der Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie

15 – 18 April 2018 • Wolfsburg, Germany

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Scientific programme

Main topics

Biotechnologie & Biochemie | Biotechnology & Biochemistry
Biodiversität & Evolution | Biodiversity & Evolution
Wirtspathogene Interaktion | Host-pathogenic Interaction
Mikrobiologische Ökonomie | Microbiological Economy

Preliminary Programme

Sunday, 15 April 2018
15:00–15:15 Opening of the Conference & Welcome Adresses
15.15–16:00 Opening Lecture
Paul Wilms (Luxembourg/LU)
16:00-16:45 VAAM Honorary Award
16:45-17:15 Coffee Break
17:15-17:30 Microbe of the Year
17:30-19:00 Plenary Session 1: Synthetic Biology and Microbiome
Eran Elinav (Rehovot/IL)
Martin Warren (Kent/GB)
Petra Dersch (Braunschweig/DE)
from 19:00 Welcome Reception
Monday, 16 April 2018
08:00–10:00 Short Lectures
10:00–10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 VAAM PhD Awards
11:30-12:15 Hans-Günter-Schlegel Lecture
Fritz Götz (Tübingen/DE)
12:15–13:30 Lunch Break & Industrial Sympia
13:30-14:30 Plenary Session 2: Plant-Microbe-Interaction
Gabriele Berg (Graz/AT)
Ulla Bonas (Halle a. d. Saale/DE)
14:30-17:30 Poster and ePoster Session
17:30-19:30 Mini Symposia of the VAAM Special Groups
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
08:00–10:00 Short Lectures
10:00–10:30 Coffee Break
10:30–11:30 Plenary Session 3: Infection Biology and Evolution
David Holden (London/GB)
Jesse Shapiro (Montreal/CA)
11:30–13:00 Lunch Break & Industrial Sympia
13:00-14:30 Plenary Session 4: Natural Products
Christian Hertweck (Jena/DE)
Joakim Larsson (Göteborg/SE)
Jörn Piel (Zürich/CH)
14:30–15:00 Coffee Break
14:30–17:00 Poster and ePoster Session
17:00–18:30 2nd Microbe Slam
18:30–20:00 VAAM Assembly
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
09:00-11:00 Short Lectures
11:00–11:45 Coffee Break
11:45–12:00 VAAM Poster Awards
12:00–13:00 Plenary Session 5: Genome Evolution
Tal Dagan (Kiel/DE)
Ulrich Nübel (Braunschweig/DE)
13:00–13:15 Closing Remarks