MiCom 2014 - 4th International Student Conference on Microbial Communication
31st March to 3rd April 2014 in Jena, Germany
  • A conference by students for students! 31st March to 3rd April 2014

  • Discover systems biology, bioinformatics and physics methods in microbiology!

  • What's new in pathogen-host interactions?

  • Microbes shape our environment!

  • What's the language of microbial communication?

  • Join in one of our "Meet the expert" workshops!

  • Present your work, either as poster or talk!

News April 2014: interviews of keynotes online, photos available


Microbes talk, MiCom decodes!

Understanding interactions in the microbial world


A conference for students, by students

Important documents


We neither see nor hear them in our everyday life, but the inhabitants of the microbial world are constantly in communication. This invisible world houses various types of diverse interactions. MiCom aims to provide a platform to present and share knowledge about the latest research on a variety of themes encompassing microbial interactions. The conference focuses on both symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms with their natural habitat and the molecules involved in the interactions as well as the recent tools used in such research.

The Jena School for Microbial Communication and the MiCom 2014 Organising Team would be pleased to welcome you in 2014 to discuss the latest news from the microbial world.

The following speakers have confirmed their participation

  • Martin Ackermann, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

  • Paola Bonfante, University of Torino (Italy)

  • Gregory Challis, University of Warwick (UK)

  • Fordyce Davidson, University of Dundee (UK)

  • Roberto Kolter, Harvard Medical School (USA)

  • Derek Sullivan, Dublin Dental University Hospital and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

MiCom 2014 programme includes

  • keynote talks for each session by an expert on the topic

  • latest research by the PhD students working on microbial interactions

  • platform for fruitful discussion between experts and students

  • thematic poster sessions to allow one-on-one communication

  • wide range of social events like conference dinner, city tour, pub crawls and many more

  • get to know the city of Jena and its people


For information regarding previous MiCom conferences, have a look in the archive section and don't forget to visit the picture gallery.