9th GSCN Conference

Dear friends, participants, partners and colleagues,

We welcome you to the 9th GSCN Conference 2021 from 6 to 8 October 2021 in Ulm in Southern Germany!

After a great virtual GSCN conference 2020, we dare the step toward a physical conference in 2021 again – we all missed the personal interaction and networking in the last year. We invite you with a warm welcome back to a GSCN conference as we knew it in the past years.

We expect around 400 participants, five great international key notes, lots of sessions with the presentation of new findings and intense discussions about new data, two poster sessions and two social events to finally get back together in person! An interesting and broad industry exhibition will offer latest technologies and personal contact as well as a set of sessions.

There will be different symposia from ELSA to different focus topics to a central Presidential Session, where the GSCN awardees 2021 will present their findings and a presidential invite will offer insight into new data. A Non-PI-meeting will be again part of the conference program – and as innovative input from the pandemic experience

Please join us for the 9 GSCN Conference – be part of the community, be part of the networking, the discussions, and the joy to meet again! As a participant described in the online survey 2019: “Networking is great and clearly in the heart of the conference. Close proximity to leaders in the field. Relevance of presented topics. / Great presentations, very good keynotes, good opportunities for networking.” Let’s go for it!

Anyhow, we will clearly follow the rules according to the pandemic situation at the time – and change to a virtual version if that is safer for everybody’s health. But our hope is a reunion in person in Ulm at the GSCN Conference on 6 to 8 October 2021! I am looking forward seeing you there,

Professor Dr. Hans Schöler
(GSCN President for the Program Committee)

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Information on corona pandemic

The SARS coronavirus-2 (SARS-Cov-2) is currently causing severe restrictions on public life worldwide. The health and safety of all GSCN conference participants is our top priority. For this reason, we will follow the guidelines and recommendations of the responsible authorities. 
At the present time, we are planning to hold the 9th GSCN  Conference in Ulm in October 2021. However, we will closely monitor further developments.
We therefore encourage you to register as well as to submit abstracts for the scientific program. We might have to limit the participant numbers at the conference (first come, first serve). Payment for all registration fees is accepted only after 27 July when we will have a better understanding of the situation.
(February 2021)

Program Committee

Daniel Besser (Berlin)
Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid (Freiburg)
Hartmut Geiger (Ulm)
Alex Kleger (Ulm)
Heiko Lickert (München)
Stefan Liebau (Tübingen)
Ana Martin-Villalba (Heidelberg)
Hans Schöler (Münster)
Claudia Waskow (Jena)

Program & Abstracts

Please find the complete program  here  & registration  here  of the 9th  GSCN Conference.

The 8th Virtual GSCN Conference with all content is still online and visible for all participants with a login.
Please find the conference landing page  here.

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