International Meeting 2020

Dear invited speakers, PIs and participants of the SPP1617-meeting,

Due to the continuing spread of SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, our conference „Phenotypic Heterogeneity and Sociobiology of Bacterial Populations“ needs to be canceled for March .

The good news is that we have managed to find a new date for this conference.
Please reserve the new date: December 9-11, 2020 in Schloß Hohenkammer .
Therefore, the conference is only postponed. All original registrations will remain. Please let me know by April 1, 2020 if you definitely cannot come in December.

We will inform you about the update of the program and the abstracts at a later time point.

In case of any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Confirmed speakers:
Theodore Alexandrov (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
Kenneth W. Bayles (University of Nebraska, USA)
Knut Drescher (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany)
Rolf Kümmerli (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Sara Mitri (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Susann Müller (UFZ Leipzig, Germany)
Sven van Teeffelen (Institut Pasteur, France)
Jan-Willem Veening (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Registration and abstract submission:
Deadline for registration: December 13th 2019, please send the filled out form to
Deadline for abstract submission: January 31st, please send the docx-file to

Registration fee:
Registration fee is 150 Euro (includes accommodation and all meals).
The registration fee is waived for all former PIs of SPP1617 and invited guest speakers.

Schloss Hohenkammer, Schlossstr. 18-25, 85411 Hohenkammer, Germany
Accommodation at venue:
All rooms are non-smoking.
Hotel check-in: from 3:00 pm (you can leave your luggage at the reception)
Hotel check-out: On the departure day please leave your room by 9:00 am and bring your luggage to the reception.

Fitness center (daily 6:30 am till 10:00 pm)
Sauna (daily 4:00 pm till 10:00 pm)
Table soccer
On–site parking

Conference Registration: 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Talks start at 1:00 pm on March 25.
Poster session: March 25 after dinner.
On March 27 talks end at 12:30 pm, thereafter a lunch buffet is served.
More information on the programme will follow.

Internet access:
Free WLAN is available without password.