75th Mosbacher Kolloquium
"The Microbiome - from Understanding to Modulation"

March 21 - 23, 2024


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Mosbacher Kolloquium is the traditional spring meeting of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM). The meeting is held annually in Mosbach, which provides a picturesque setting for scientific discussions over the latest scientific discoveries and emerging topics. The intimate setting encourages exchange between seasoned and junior researchers.

At the 75th Mosbacher Kolloquium we will highlight recent techniques to characterize and manipulate complex microbiomes. For example, the human microbiome comprises a vast array of microbes, with the gut alone harboring more than 1,000 bacterial species. The complex interactions between the microbiome, pathogens, and the immune system can impact health and disease states. Yet we lack a precise understanding of the individual or synergistic contributions of gut bacteria to human health, and we lack the ability to modulate the functions of the majority of human-associated microbes.


These deficiencies also apply to other microbial communities in/on plants, animals, and entire ecosystems.

The Mosbacher Kolloquium 2024 seeks to address these problems by bringing together leaders in the next iteration of microbiome sciences. An interdisciplinary panel of leading scientists from around the world will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art research, allowing us to chart future developments at the interface of basic science and clinical development.

We look forward to seeing you in Mosbach next spring!

Jörg Vogel
Ruth Ley
Nassos Typas



Wednesday, March 20

16:00 - 19:45
Arrival and registration

18:00 - 19:00
Primer (Introductory lecture)

A short intro to the topic of this year's Mosbacher Kolloquium
(delivered by the organizers)

Welcome reception

by the Lord Mayor of Mosbach and the president of GBM
(City hall of Mosbach)


Thursday, March 21

Opening remarks

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch break


Friday, March 22

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch break


Saturday, March 23




Early registration: January 31
Standard registration: February 29
Late registration as of  March 1

Abstract submission: February 7

Registration & Abstract Submission

Sponsoring & Industrial Exhibition

If you wish to present your company at the Mosbacher Kolloquium of the GBM please see the pricelist for sponsoring and the exhibition and the booth plan or contact

Dr. Anke Lischeid
GBM Managing Director

Phone: +49 69 660567-12

Registration Fees

The registration fee includes coffee/tea/mineral water during the conference breaks.

Please note the general terms and conditions for payment and cancellation and our privacy policy.

If you want to join the GBM with your registration to enjoy the reduced participation fee, please fill in the online membership application (or fill the pdf application and send it to the GBM head office.

* member of the GBM, DECHEMA, DGZ, GDCh, VAAM, Bunsen Society
(Please bring a proof of your membership to the Kolloquium.) 

Registration fees for non-members*
Non-members* before
Feb 1
Mar 1
on site
from Industry
340 420 450
PhD student 150 190 210
Master student
90 120 140
Retiree 90 120 140

All prices in EURO

Registration fees for members*
Members* before
Feb 1
Mar 9
on site
from Industry
300 380 410
PhD student 140 180 200
Master student
80 110 130
Retiree 80 110 130

All prices in EURO

We thank for the kind support by:

Main Sponsor:





We do not have an overview of the current vacancies of the hotels in and around Mosbach. We therefore recommend booking via online portals such as booking.com or hotel.de.

The city of Mosbach publishes a list of hosts at https://www.mosbach.de


Please submit your abstract online after you finished the registration process. 
All neccessary information will be provide during the abstract submission process.
In case you are preparing your abstract offline please mind the maximum length of 1500 characters.

Conference Proceedings

Your name badge and a program booklet will be available at the registration desk. Please wear your name badge during the whole meeting.

We do not provide a abstract book. A list of all abstracts will be available here shortly before the meeting.


As a young member of the GBM you can  apply for a travel grant until January 31.

Still not a member of the GBM? Here you can apply for it.

Internet & Email

A wireless LAN connection is available within the foyer of the Alte Maelzerei.

Key :   gbm-online

Meals & Drinks

Coffee, tea and mineral water will be provided for free during the coffee breaks.

Lunch/Dinner is available at your own expense in the conference center or at the restaurants nearby in the town of Mosbach.


Numbers of the conference office (during the opening hours):

Tel. +49 69 6605670
Opening hours: 

Wednesday 16:00 - 19:45
Thursday 08:00 - 17.:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00
Saturday 08.30 - 11.00


The poster should be presented in portrait format (DIN A0 resp. ~120 x 85 cm). Posters should be presented throughout the whole meeting. The best three posters will be awarded at the end of the meeting with a price money of 300 € each. Three further poster prizes will be awarded by the Junior GBM. The winners will each receive a book voucher of 150 Euro from ChemBioChem/Wiley-VCH.

The winners will be announced at the end of the meeting on Saturday. To receive the price, personal attendance is required.


Alte Mälzerei
Alte Bergsteige 7
74821 Mosbach


As a participant from abroad you may need a visa from the German embassy. If so please contact the meeting secretariat. We will send you the required invitation letter.

Organization & Contact


Jörg Vogel
Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg

Ruth Ley
Max Planck Institute for Biology, Tübingen

Nassos Typas
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg

Meeting Secretariat:

Gesellschaft für Biochemie
und Molekularbiologie
Mörfelder Landstr. 125
60598 Frankfurt am Main