68. Mosbacher Kolloquium

“Cell Organelles - Origin, Dynamics, Communication”

March 30 - April 1, 2017

Welcome Note

Dear Colleagues,

The traditional spring meetings of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) are held annually in the picturesque town of Mosbach to promote the exchange of scientific ideas and to foster the education of young scientists. The scientific theme of the 68th meeting is "Cell Organelles - Origin, Dynamics and Communication".


Cell organelles segregate metabolic pathways from each other and thus enable cellular use of competing or uncompatible reactions as physiologically appropriate. Subcellular compartmentalization is a classical topic in molecular cell biology, which is currently undergoing  exciting developments, based on methodological as well as conceptual changes.


At the meeting, emerging new concepts of organellar biology will be discussed by leading experts covering topics such as communication between organelles, fine-tuning of organellar morphology and motility, compensation of loss in organellar function by other organelles, organellar contact sites, and adaption of organellar identity to different physiological or
pathohysiological states.

We look forward to seeing you in Mosbach.
Chris Meisinger, Jan Riemer, Blanche Schwappach