The Max Planck Institute for Biology hosts several regular seminar series. All presentations are in English and students and scientists from other institutions are always welcome.

Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series

The Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series is a joint colloquium of the Max Planck Institute for Biology and the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory. External (inter)national guest speakers alternate with our own scientists presenting a range of exciting research that reflects the diversity of our institutes. Each seminar is followed by opportunities to discuss research findings further with the speakers in an informal small group or 1-1 setting.

Time: Friday at 3:00 pm (according to announcement)
Place: currently online
Organizers: Honour McCann, Hassan Salem

Contact: Researcher Support Team


Career Seminar Series

The Career Seminar Series, organised by the Researcher Support Team, aims to to provide our researchers with an overview of academic and non-academic career possibilities. In the monthly seminars life science doctoral graduates, who have taken different career routes, share their career so far, the day-to-day activities in their current role as well as the challenges and the expertise required for their positions.

Place: online
Contact: Sibylle Patheiger, Elisabeth Weir


Microbiome Supergroup

The Microbiome Supergroup is a biweekly seminar where researchers from the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology and the University of Tübingen discuss host-microbe interactions, microbial ecology, and computational and statistical methods in an informal setting.

Time: Every other Monday at 12:30 pm
Place: online
Contact: Meghna Chatterjee (

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