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Havel-Spree-Colloquium 2020

Update regarding Covid-19: We regret to inform you that the conference had to be cancelled.  

We are very thankful for all your applications!

We are considering hosting the HSC later this year and would be happy if you register again.

This year's Colloquium takes place at the University of Potsdam on April 3rd, 2020.

The HSC is an annual symposium on plant biology for grad students from FU Berlin, HU Berlin, TU Berlin, University of Potsdam, the MPI-MP in Golm and the IGZ Großbeeren.


The participation is free of charge.

For registration, please send an email until March 6th to havel-spreeuni-potsdamde including the following information:

  • Your name
  • Associated institute / working group
  • Whether you apply for: poster (format A0) / talk (approx. 15 min) / presence only

If you apply for a talk and/or a poster, please add a title and a short description of the topic of your research in the registration email.

Your chance for a reward!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to walk out with some sweet prize money! The best talks and posters will be rewarded as follows:


  • 1st place: 300 €
  • 2nd place: 200 €


  • 1st place: 100 €
  • 2nd place: 100 €
  • 3rd place: 100 €

 The prize money is a generous donation of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schmitt, a former member of the Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences (DCPS).

Background on the HSC

Initiated by Professor Jürgen Schmitt in 1990, the Colloquium looks back on a 30-year tradition. The HSC allows PhD students to gain first experiences in presenting their scientific work in a relaxed atmosphere and start connecting with other young scientists in the area.
Participants have the opportunity to learn more about new methods and techniques and to discuss problems of any kind during coffee breaks and especially the poster session.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Havel-Spree-Colloquium 2020!

Organizing team

This year's Havel-Spree-Colloquium is organized by students of AG Bäurle, AG Grebe, AG Lenhard and AG Müller-Röber.


For general information as well as registration and abstract submission please contact the organizing committee via e-mail: havel-spreeuni-potsdamde

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