MiCom 2012

MiCom 2012


Welcome address

Microorganisms are a key component of the Earth’s biosphere, and microbial communication – whether between microbes, with higher organisms or with the environment – is an important driver of the Earth system. Our annual International Conference on Microbial Communication (MiCom) for students aims to generate new understanding of these interactions and their many consequences from molecular to global scales.  

MiCom is organized and hosted each year by PhD students from the Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC).  We cordially invite you to join us for our 3rd year of discussion and interdisciplinary collaboration with a growing international community of young scientists.  Both talks and poster presentations are welcome.  We hope to see you there!

– MiCom 2012 Organizing Team


Sessions & Keynotes

Microbe-host Interaction: Pathogenesis 

Microbe-host Interaction: Symbiosis

Microbes in the environment 

  • George Kowalchuk (Department of Microbial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, The Netherlands)

Molecular communication

  • Sigal Ben-Yehuda (The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel)

Microbes in models and methods


Organizing team

ashishAshish Malik alessioAlessio Garrone danielaDaniela Freihorst
annaAnna Mrozinska            catarinaCatarina Henke johannesJohannes Pollmächer
riyaRiya Menezes sarbaniSarbani Sarkar tinoTino Jaschinski
snehaSneha Narvekar