MiCom 2017

Thank you all for attending the 6th International Conference on Microbial Communication for Young Scientists!

This years conference saw over 170 registered participants from 32 different countries and a range of internationally renowned scientists from both Germany and abroad. The MiCom conference wouldn’t be possible without so many excellent young scientists, and we hope you all had a great time. The abstract booklet is available here.

Established in 2010, MiCom is a unique conference organized by PhD students of the JSMC that fosters interdisciplinary discussion between accomplished researchers and young scientists in the field of microbial communication.

MiCom 2017 will host numerous internationally-renowned researchers who will give keynote lectures, as well as a diverse range of interactive workshops in their fields of expertise. Poster sessions, a welcome reception, and a conference dinner offer attendees both formal and informal opportunities to interact with the speakers and other researchers.

MiCom 2017 Keynote Speakers



Prof. Jon Clardy
Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University, Boston, United States

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Gershenzon
Department of Biochemistry
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Jena, Germany

Prof. Sarah O’Connor
Biological Chemistry Department
John Innes Centre
Norwich, United Kingdom

Prof. Gordon Brown
Aberdeen Fungal Group
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Scotland


Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai
Fungal Septomics Group
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology
Jena, Germany

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Biol. Dr. Christa Schleper
Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Division
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Prof. Susan Trumbore
Department of Biogeochemical Processes
Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Jena, Germany


Prof. Dr. Manja Marz
Bioinformatics/High Throughput Analysis Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Jena, Germany

Dr. Jaber Dehghany
Research Group Systems Immunology
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Braunschweig, Germany