Welcome to Cyano2017

2nd Cyanobacteria Young Investigator Symposium

— Düsseldorf, Germany

Information

The symposium was initiated by the ‘Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie’ (VAAM) in 2016 and is solely organized by students. The event’s aim is to provide a platform for early career researchers (ECR) (Master’s students, PhD students, young PostDocs) interested in cyanobacteria to discuss their research. The symposium will also include a number of keynote lectures by invited guests.
All ECRs are encouraged to register with an abstract for either a poster presentation or a talk (15 min + 5 min discussion) through our online form until .
There is no registration fee, however, we may ask for a small contribution to our expenses for the BBQ of 10-20€. Furthermore, we are happy to announce that a travel grant is available to all VAAM members. For information on travel to and housing in Düsseldorf please refer to the Housing and Travel section. For further questions don’t hesitate to contact Fabian and Nic.

Sponsors

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Jörg Nickelsen (Molecular Plant Science - LMU Munich)
Dr. Pia Lindberg (Microbial Chemistry - Uppsala University)
Dipl. Biol. Andreas Leimbach (Microbial Genomic Plasticity - WWU Muenster)

Online Registration

Schedule

Time Session
12:00 – 14:00 Registration & Poster Mounting
14:00 – 14:15 Welcome Remarks
14:15 – 14:45 Cyanobacteria ECRs meet Industry w/ CellDeg
14:45 – 15:15 Talk I
15:15 – 15:45 Talk II
15:45 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 16:45 Talk III
16:45 – 17:15 Talk IV
17:15 – 17:30 Break
17:30 – 18:30 Biogenesis of Cyanobacterial Thylakoid Membranes - Prof. Dr. Jörg Nickelsen
18:30 – 20:00 Poster Session

Time Session
09:00 – 09:30 Talk V
09:30 – 10:00 Talk VI
10:00 – 11:00 Open Science - The Future of Science? - Dipl. Biol. Andreas Leimbach
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:00 Talk VII
12:00 – 12:30 Talk VIII
12:30 – 13:00 Talk IX
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00 Botanical Garden Tour by Prof. Dr. Peter Westhoff
16:00 – 16:30 Talk X
16:30 – 17:00 Talk XI
17:00 – 18:00 Metabolic Engineering in Cyanobacteria - Dr. Pia Lindberg
18:00 – 19:00 Poster Session
19:00 – 22:00 Social Event - BBQ

Time Session
09:00 – 09:30 Talk XII
09:30 – 10:00 Talk XIII
10:00 – 10:30 Talk XIV
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Keynote Lecture
12:00 – 12:30 Concluding Remarks
12:30 – 15:00 (Optional) Workshop on Future of Cyanobacterial Research and Community Building

Housing and Travel

Directions

For detailed direction information, please visit the HHU’s travel information website. There you will find detailed description depending on your arrival with car, train, or plane. The conference will take place in lecture hall 6B, which is in building 26.11 of the biology department. The location can be found in the map below or in the campus map.

Location

Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

Accommodation

If you are looking for a hotel, any hotel in downtown Düsseldorf will be suitable for you as they connect with U73 and U79 directly to the university. Hotels close to campus are Haus Mooren, Novum Hotel Flora, HK Hotel Düsseldorf, or the B&B Hotel Düsseldorf. Other options are AirBnB’s in Unterbilk, Bilk, or Wersten.

Warning: Never listen to locals when considering a hotel. We normally don’t know which ones are good.


Organizing Committee

Fabian Brandenburg — Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Nicolas Schmelling — Institute of Synthetic Microbiology
Dr. Marion Eisenhut — Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ilka M. Axmann — Institute of Synthetic Microbiology