Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 27 - 30 Jun 2017
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  • Bacterial systems biology & new approaches
  • Single-cell approaches & cell biology
  • Antibiotic action resistance persistence
  • Microbial communities / microbiotas
  • Evolution
  • Pathogenesis & infection
  • Regulation, signalling & transcriptional networks

Why attend?

This symposium will cover a broad range of topics in prokaryotic biology, including antibiotic-related research, network biology, bacterial communities, cell biology, regulation & signalling, pathogenesis and evolution. Emphasis will be placed on novel approaches that drive each field or have the potential to revolutionise future research in microbiology.


This symposium aims at bridging the gap between traditional microbiology and systems approaches/novel technologies, by exposing microbiologists to new ways of addressing their hypotheses. It provides a platform for systems or technology experts to get a better understanding of the important questions in the field.

It is a must-attend conference for scientists working with bacteria and new technologies and is a continuation of the successful symposia which were held in 2013 and 2015: www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2015/EES15-07.

The symposium is planned to take place on a regular, biennial basis in the future. The focus will be on the interface of new technologies and new biology in bacteria, but the thematic areas will regularly change and speaker line-ups will not overlap between two consecutive symposia.