Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The organism and its environment

May 9, 2023 to May 12, 2023



This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for testing and other requirements if attending the on-site event.


Symposium Overview

We are at the dawn of a new era of biology where we will start to understand how organisms function together and react or adapt to changes at different molecular levels. This includes the multitude of stressors that organisms are exposed to, from malnutrition and adverse climate events to many other biological, chemical and physical insults. Progress in biological analyses at both a single scale and across scales, have allowed us to further understand organisms in the context of dynamic environments. These can be environments which are changed by disease, commensal cohabitation or competition, as well as abiotic factors. With the molecular understanding we already have at the cellular and organismal levels, and new tools and quantitative approaches, this symposium will address how genotype and the environment bring about phenotypes at the population level.



  • Planetary biology
  • Microbial ecosystems
  • Human ecosystems
  • Life in context: theory
  • Learning from the past: paleobiology


MAR 05:   Abstract Submission
MAR 28:   Registration (On-site)
MAY 02:   Registration (Virtual)

On-site Registration   |   Virtual Registration



May 9, 2023
May 12, 2023
Event Category:


EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual


View Organizer Website