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It MA(t)TER(s) Conference 2024

It MA(t)TER(s) is a con­fer­ence fo­cus­ing on mar­ine and ter­restrial mi­cro­bi­o­logy, or­gan­ized jointly by the Doc­toral Reps from the MPI Mar­burg and Bre­men. This year, the con­fer­ence will take place at the MPI for Marine Microbiology in Bremen on 13-15 May 2024.

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Program

The It MA(t)TER(s) 2024 conference will consist of three sessions for which oral presentation and poster contributions are welcome.

Each session will include a 30 minute-long talk by a keynote speaker, as well as selected 15 min (+ 5 min questions) or 20 min (+ 10 min questions) long oral presentations.

Invited keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Greta Reintjes, Microbial-Carbohydrate Interactions Group, University of Bremen (Fun fact: Greta is one of the cofounders of the It MA(t)TER(s) conference!)
  • Dr. Iva Veseli, Ecosystem Data Science Group, Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity, University of Oldenburg
  • Dr. Martina Preiner, Geochemical Protoenzymes Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

 

Preliminary schedule:

Time Monday May 13, 2024 Tuesday May 14, 2024 Wednesday May 15, 2024
9:00 am-12:00 pm   Computational biology and bioinformatics (Keynote: Dr. Iva Veseli)

MPI Bremen tour

Workshop 2: science communication

Closing ceremony

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Welcome

Microbial systems and their adaptations (Keynote: Dr. Greta Reintjes)

Workshop 1: yoga

Molecular interactions and communication (Keynote: Dr. Martina Preiner)

 
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Poster session part 1

Optional social activities

Poster session part 2

Optional social activities

 

Important dates

19 February 2024: Abstract submission and registration opening

28 March 2024: Abstract submission and registration deadline

Mid-April 2024: Presentation and poster announcements

Practical information

It MA(t)TER(s) 2024 will take place at the MPI for Marine Microbiology, Celsiusstraße 1, 28359 Bremen

Participation in the conference is free of charge for members of the MPI Bremen and Marburg. We will provide some lunch, dinner and refreshments (more information to come).

Participants coming from Marburg are asked to take care of their accommodation in Bremen and arrange their travelling plan (remember that opening a travel application may be necessary). Please contact the Marburg Doctoral Reps for more information.

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Registration

If you would like to attend the 2024 It MA(t)TER(s) Conference, please register and submit your abstract using this form. Feel free to submit an abstract even if you do not find a session which perfectly fits your topic. We welcome all contributions!

Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed 250 words . We will do our best to satisfy your wishes in terms of session and contribution format (poster or talk), but we cannot guarantee to give everyone their first choice.

Note that it is also possible to register and attend without presenting any research. To do so, fill in the registration form and leave the "Scientific contribution" section empty. Depending on the number of registrations and on our budget, we may only be able to provide food to presenters, but we will try to have enough for everyone.

Suggestions for a new logo

We are looking for a new It MA(t)TER(s) logo! If you feel inspired and creative, you can submit a design either in the registration form above or here. The submissions will be shown to the It MA(t)TER(s) 2024 participants and a vote will be organized during the conference. There will be a small present for people submitting a design.

The logo should contain :
- The correctly spelled name of the conference: "It MAT(t)TER(s)"
- A representation of the MPI Marburg AND Bremen in any form
 
Please state it if you used AI to create the design.
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Organizing team

Judith van der Giessen
Judith van der Giessen
Jördis Stührenberg
Jördis Stührenberg
Sofie Niggemeier
Sofie Niggemeier
Stian Torset
Stian Torset
Louison Nicolas-Asselineau
Louison Nicolas-Asselineau
Amelie Heidenreich
Amelie Heidenreich
Carlotta Kück
Carlotta Kück
Isidora Morel
Isidora Morel
Mahum Farhan
Mahum Farhan
Sebastian Silva
Sebastian Silva
Linus Zeller
Linus Zeller
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