Night of the Microbes

The ISME17 Local Organizing Committee is hosting a special event to bring microbial ecology to the general public

Special event 


Night of the Microbes - Great Talks on Tiny Creatures

Wednesday 15 August 2018, 8 p.m.

Microbial Ecology and its recent advances are much too fascinating and too relevant to be concealed from a broader public. The local organizers of ISME17 thus organize an evening of public talks along with the symposium. The 'Night of the Microbes' will take place in the popular events location Werk 2, one of Leipzig’s largest student clubs. The former factory normally accommodates concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events.

The idea is to make ISME17 visible to the city of Leipzig and to convey a selection of our hottest results or concepts in a casual atmosphere along with music, German beer and a nice time together.

We proudly announce the speakers of the 'Night of the Microbes':

  • Karen G. Lloyd (University of Tennessee, USA):
    The Power of Undiscovered Microbes
  • Alexandre Jousset (Utrecht University, The Netherlands):
    Microbial gardeners for a pesticide-free agriculture
  • Mary Beth Leigh (University of Fairbanks, USA):
    The art of microbiology: discovering the microbial world through art-science integration
  • Josh D. Neufeld (University of Waterloo, Canada):
    Human skin microbiome - etwas hautnah erleben
  • Anja Worrich (UFZ, Leipzig, Germany):
    Fairy tales through the lens of microbiology
  • Jan Roelof van der Meer (University of Lausanne, Switzerland):
    Microbes and us: United we stand

160623_SN_Leipzig_fotocredit_idiv_PatrickGerstorfer.jpgThe ISME17 Local Organizing Committee cordially invites you to this special event. Tickets for ISME delegates are limited and will be issued at the conference venue during ISME17 (On Monday and Tuesday at the ISME Booth). Free Admission!

The event will be filmed and livestreamed HERE

See you in Leipzig!