GGBN 2018 Conference

Posted December 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

Global Genome Biodiversity Network Conference 2018
Vienna, Austria
May 22-25, 2018

During its third international conference, GGBN along with the accompanying organizing institutions will focus on topics related to the exploration of the wealth of diversity that is currently stored in biodiversity biobanks worldwide. Surrounding the main theme of “The International Day for Biological Diversity” proclaimed by the United Nations, sessions will cover agricultural, forest and environmental biodiversity and their characterization by state-of-the-art genomic, phenomic and molecular tools. This characterization process is a substantial part of any long-term strategy to ensure the preservation of biodiversity and thereby to secure the foundation for subsistence of mankind. The GGBN international conference will be of interest for different stakeholders ranging from academia to industry and the public sector as an opportunity to discuss the most recent findings on biodiversity conservation, analysis and function.

Sessions with the following titles are planned:

  • Biodiversity – current challenges, future chances
  • Forest biological diversity – losses and gains
  • Why agricultural diversity matters
  • The hidden biodiversity
  • Amazing animals ex and in situ
  • Do’s & don’ts sampling & preservation
  • Do’s & don’ts analytic
  • ABS & Nagoya protocol

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Andreas Börner (IPK Gatersleben, DE)
  • Michael Bruford (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Philippe Desmeth (Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms, BE)
  • Marlys Houck (San Diego Zoo, US)
  • Andrea Nouak (BMLFUW, Austrian CBD, AT)
  • Anne Willems (Ghent University - Faculty of Sciences, BE)

For EARLY REGISTRATION please register before January 12th! Register HERE:

Abstracts can be submitted after registration and payment have been completed. All submitted abstracts will be considered for short talks or poster presentations by the scientific committee. Please indicate during submission if you prefer a talk or a poster. Poster sessions will offer an additional possibility for scientific exchange.

International Scientific Committee:

  • Jonas Astrin (ZFMK, DE)
  • Berthold Heinze (BFW, AT)
  • Michal Vinkler (CUNI, CZ)
  • Elisabeth Haring (NHM Vienna, AT)
  • Alexandra Ribarits (AGES, AT)
  • Annick Wilmotte (BCCM, BE)
  • Manuela Da Silva (Fiocruz, BR)
  • Marlys Houck (San Diego Zoo, US)

For additional conference information, visit the conference website at