Rolff Lab – Evolutionary Biology
at Freie Universität Berlin

Ecological Immunology Workshop 2017

‘Insect immunity: genomics, microbiome, applications‘

28th August to 1st September 2017 in Blossin (close to Berlin), Germany.

This workshop will bring together researchers interested in ecological immunology with a focus on insects, and with diverse scientific backgrounds ranging from molecular biology to ecology. The hallmark of these workshops, started in 2001, is the open atmosphere fostering free exchange by keeping it an affordable, small conference (100 participants). The format consists of eighteen invited speakers, contributed talks and a dedicated poster. Long breaks provide plenty of opportunity for informal exchange. Past workshops have initiated new collaborations and ideas focusing on frontier research that has not been published. The premises are basic but in a beautiful location conducive to the success of the meeting. We will be located at a lakeside, which at this time of the year offers great swimming and canoeing, and a small private bar at the harbour [].

Registration fees include accommodation and catering (all meals)
Early bird registration: 320 EUR
Student early bird registration: 190 EUR
Late registration: 390 EUR
Student late registration: 240 EUR

Programme and invited speakers

Travel information and shuttle transport


Important dates
Late Registration until 31st March 2017
The deadline for abstract submission of oral and poster presentations is 20th march 2017
Final programme announcement 31st July 2017


We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Ecological Immunology Workshop 2017.
Kind regards,
Organizing Committee
Jens Rolff, Free University of Berlin
Oliver Otti, University of Bayreuth
Paul Schmid-Hempel, ETH Zurich
Magdalena Nagel, Free University of Berlin


If you have any questions concerning the meeting please do not hesitate to e-mail us: (program) (travel and registration)