Welcome to the ISME17 website!
ISME17 is the 17th edition of our symposium which takes place every two years. The conference is the front runner in the field of microbial ecology, with an average of around 1,750 international scientists that attend the conference.
Our 2018 edition took place in charming Leipzig, a city used to bringing people together, as the very first trade fair in the world took place here, back in the 12th century. The city also harbors a rich cultural history, when it comes to music and the performing arts. Composers Bach and Mendelssohn Bartholdy and philosophers Goethe, Nietsche and Leibniz all called the city their home. Being a true university city, there is a strong local scientific community.
We hope you have enjoyed the conference in Leipzig, Germany!
Please use the menu above to learn more about our conference, or click these fun links on the venue, program, our keynote speakers, on important dates, or just send us an e-mail if you want to know more. If you are interested in statistics, facts and figures on ISME17, check out the report!