The Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology hosts several regular seminar series at the main lecture hall of the Max Planck House. All presentations are in English and students and scientists from other institutions are always welcome.

Wednesday Colloquium (MiKo)

Our Wednesday Seminar Series is a joint colloquium of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental 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 a reception, which offers the opportunity to speak with the speakers in an informal setting and to discuss and network with other scientists.

External guests are very welcome to join the audience.

Time: Wednesday at 3:00 pm (according to announcement)
Place: Lecture Hall of the Max Planck Guesthouse, Max-Planck-Ring 6, Tübingen
Contact: John Weir, Elisabeth Weir

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Career Seminar Series

The Career Seminar Series is a joint initiative of PhD representatives, PhD program/IMPRS coordinators and postdoc coordinator to make early-career researchers aware of opportunities beyond the laboratory. Monthly seminars by life science doctoral graduates provide awareness on day-to-day activities, challenges and the expertise required for such professional positions.

Place: Max Planck House Conference Room, Max-Planck-Ring 6, Tübingen
Contact: Sibylle Patheiger, Elisabeth Weir
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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: Seminar room of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Max-Planck-Ring 5, Tübingen
Contact: Tanja Schön (tanja.schoen(at)

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