Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you on behalf of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) to the international conference ‘Molecular Basis of Life’, which will take place from Sunday, September 24th to Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

With this congress, GBM will bring together a wide range of researchers from Germany and from across the globe to explore ‘The Molecular Basis of Life’. The congress will cover the entire spectrum of molecular biosciences with symposia on

  • Chromatin and Gene Expression
  • Cell Signaling and Membrane Trafficking
  • Subcellular Organization
  • Molecular Machines
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Disease and Therapies
  • Emerging Methods

In addition, there will be sessions on research in the bioscience industry, spectroscopic methods and biomarkers, career development and education as well as activities tailored specifically for scientists in the early stages of their careers.


Furthermore, we will have an industrial exhibition that will showcase the newest products and services in the broad field of biosciences.

For details about the scientific program and all congress related information please regularly visit this congress website which will be regularly updated. Abstract and registration will start in October 2016.

We trust that the Congress will offer ample opportunities for fruitful discussions, as well as the possibility to initiate new friendships, collaborations and joint projects.

We are all looking forward to welcoming you in Bochum in 2017!

Rolf Heumann, Scientific Organizer
Johannes Herrmann, President of the GBM