DGHM & VAAM 2024

Please mark your calenders for the upcoming 7th Joint Conference of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM) and the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM). From 2-5 June 2024, internationally renowned speakers, leading experts from Germany and young scientists, as well as representatives from the industry, will meet in Würzburg to exchange information on current developments in science and clinical practice.

Dates: 2 – 5 June 2024
Venue: Congress Centrum Würzburg, Pleichertorstraße, 97070 Würzburg
Deadline abstract submissions: 2 February 2024
Deadline early bird registration : 14 April 2024

Conference Chairs:
Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai, Director of the Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg,
Prof. Dr. Cynthia Sharma, Head of Molecular Infection Biology II, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg

In 2024, a special focus will be put on the following key topics:

  • Biotechnology & Synthetic Microbiology
  • Challenges in Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Climate Change & Microbes
  • Communicating Microbes
  • Microbiology in the Digital Era
  • Microbiomes
  • Phages and novel microbial defence systems


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