109th Annual Meeting of the
German Zoological Society (DZG)

14 – 17 September 2016 • Kiel/Germany

Conference Details

Welcome notes

Prof. Susanne Dobler

Dear members of the DZG, dear colleagues,

As president of the society I am very happy that Thomas Bosch and his colleagues committed themselves to host this year's Annual Meeting of the DZG at Kiel University. Organizing the meeting means more work than the organizers usually anticipate but also brings about the opportunity to present one's own research interests and the strength of the University to a broad audience. The programme that our colleagues in Kiel put together wonderfully serves this purpose and provides at the same time a broad spectrum of current topics that should attract all zoologists to the meeting.

As we decided at last year's meeting in Graz, the organizers now have the opportunity to arrange during the meeting a workshop around a topic of their choice in cooperation with one of the study groups. In 2016 this workshop will focus on host-microbe interactions, presenting the topic of Kiel's just starting collaborative research center (SFB) ‚Origin and Function of Metaorganisms'. Another workshop during the meeting will once more deal with animal experimentation and legal requirements providing participants with the opportunity to fulfil the legal regulations of a yearly update in this field. And of course there are again many interesting symposium speakers invited by the study groups and plenty of room for short presentations by young researchers.

I thank the organizers for putting together an interesting program - have a look at it and join us for a great meeting in Kiel!

Prof. Thomas C.G. Bosch

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the scientific committee it is my great pleasure to invite you all to the upcoming 109th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG). The meeting will be held from September 14 – 17, 2016 at Kiel University.

The 2016 annual meeting will focus on traditional topics of Zoology as represented by the DZG study groups (Fachgruppen), but we also intend to expand the scope of the scientific programme by including areas of research intensively conducted and cultured at Kiel University such as symbiosis research, aging and circadian rhythms, host-microbe interactions, and biomechanics.

Registration with reduced fees for early registration will be possible soon using the online registration portal.

Have a look at our homepage to learn more about the numerous topics and the guidelines for abstract submission. There you will also find the full scientific programme and useful information about hotel booking opportunities in Kiel.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Kiel in September.