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.
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)
|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|
|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|
|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
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.
Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf
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.
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