Upcoming Events

Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life

Summer School
  • 5-14 September 2023
  • Nördlingen, Germany

Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life

Summer School
  • 11-22 October 2023
  • Angra do Heroismo, Azores, Portugal

Life in the Sub-Surface: Habitats, Species, Metabolism and Survival Strategies

  • 25-27 October 2023
  • Angra do Heroismo, Azores, Portugal

Azores Field Trip

  • 27 October - 7 November 2023
  • Azores, Portugal

Big Bang… Microbes! – Workshop on Cultivation of the Uncultivables!
The VAAM Special group Space Microbiology invites you to an interdisciplinary event of the VAAM and DGHM. Cultivation of microorganisms, culture methods, inculturing, cultivation of previously uncultivable microorganisms – shall be the focus of the event “Big Bang… Microbes! – Workshop on Cultivation of the Uncultivables!”. For this purpose, we invite all interested microbiologists to exchange ideas. With this meeting we want to promote the review, exchange, outlook of the microbial cultivation work and provide a forum for discussion across the boundaries of the special groups & societies.

The event will be held on September 28 & 29, 2023 at the :envihab research facility at DLR, Cologne.

The focus of the event will be on the cultivation of microorganisms, isolation and characterization of (new) strains/strain communities and their application or utility in a wide range of fields such as basic research, biotechnology, food & chemical industry, agriculture and space.
Besides the scientific exchange around the topic of cultivation, there will be an insight into the work of the different groups at DLR, ESA and NASA. A visit to the European Astronaut Center is also planned.
Hereby, we would like to cordially invite all interested colleagues to this event and especially address young scientists such as PhD students & PostDocs to submit an abstract at “weltraummikrobiologie@dlr.de” (deadline 01.06. 2023) and thus contribute to the success of this workshop.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Kristina Beblo-Vranesevic and Ralf Moelle