An interesting aspect of the MiCom conference is the “meet the expert” workshop arranged for participants. The workshops are tailored to foster exchange of experiences and ideas among the attendants and experts in the given field. These experts consist of conference speakers and local researchers from Jena.

Selecting which workshops you would like to attend takes place during registration. Workshop places are allocated on a first come first serve basis. We will endeavour to assign people as many first choice workshops as possible.

Monday (20.03)

Jon Clardy – Small Molecules and Sexual Commitment
Sarah O’Connor – How to Elucidate Biosynthetic Pathways in Plants
Oliver Kurzai and Thilo Figge – Cooperation beyond Disciplines: How Systems Biology can really work!

Tuesday (21.03)

Susan Trumbore – How to get your paper published (or rejected!)
Zoltan Cseresnzes – Microscopy Imaging: How to produce good  images
Sascha Brunke – How not to lie with statistics

Wednesday (22.03)

Manja Marz – MiCom: In Silico
Maria Garcia-Altares – Imaging Mass Spectrometry: Mapping Microbial Interactions
Pierre Stallforth – Applying for a Postdoc in the US and Abroad
Nicolas König – Biologists in Industry: An Insight into Eppendorf


We aim to have groups of 15 to 20 participants during these workshops. Small group sizes allow equal and individual attention from the presenter, but still large enough to conduct a lively discussion. The workshops usually last for 1 hour depending on the enthusiasm of participants.

We are aware of the busy agenda of a scientific conference, and of the commitment that each one has on attending talks; therefore, the workshops sessions will not conflict with any activity of the regular programme. Details on the workshops will soon be announced.