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ECCO 2022


Dear ECCO members and interested colleagues,

on behalf of the ECCO Board, the Leibniz Institute DSMZ cordially invites you to the ECCO XL Conference from 27 – 29 September, 2022 in Braunschweig, Germany, and to the excursions offered on 30 September, 2022.

Join us to discuss New Horizons in Accessing Microbial Diversity – this year’s motto of ECCO XL. We will have the opportunity to assess The role of Culture Collections in Understanding and Mitigating Global Challenges as well as The Future of Digital Collections.

The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing, which entered into force on 12 October, 2014, remains more relevant than ever. Hence, Challenges of Sharing and Exchanging Resources will be another prominent topic of our meeting.

And finally, the two additional topics Emerging Collections and New Services are expected to uncover innovative future perspectives.

The registration is open now – until the 25 May!

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Braunschweig!

Best regards,

Jörg Overmann and the DSMZ Organizing Committee

Preliminary program


Click on the image to open PDF version of the preliminary program.

Abstract submission

Your contrubtions are very welcome! Please indicate during regsitration whether you would like to submit an abstract for an oral presentation and/or a poster.

Please use the provided template (download here) for your abstract submission and submit it electronically (ecco2022(at)
Deadline for abstract submission 30 June 2022.

After the positive review by the ECCO Local Scientific Committee you will be notified.


For accommodation we have preselected two hotels with specially negotiated prices- the Steigenberger Parkhotel Braunschweig as the conference hotel where the meeting sessions will take place and the IntercityHotel Braunschweig, only 10 minutes by tram and short walk to the venue. However, you may pick your hotel on your own.
Please note that accomodation before 27 September and after 30 September has to be organised by the participants themselves!


Steigenberger Parkhotel Braunschweig ****
hotel information

27 - 30 September 2022

Comfort single room (including breakfast, Fitness, WiFi)165.00 EUR (incl. VAT) per night
Comfort double room (including breakfast, Fitness, WiFi)185.00 EUR (incl. VAT) per night

Room reservation possible until the 25th May, 2022 at ecco(at)!

Terms & conditions for cancellations: Room cancellation after the 27th May, 2022 and/or no-show and/or early check-out will be charged at 90 % of the room rate.


IntercityHotel Braunschweig
hotel information

27 – 30 September 2022

Business single room (including breakfast, WiFi, FreeCityTicket)110.00 EUR (incl. VAT) per night
Business double room (including breakfast, WiFi, FreeCityTicket)129,00 EUR (incl. VAT) per night

Room reservation possible until the 16th August, 2022 (download reservation template). Please indicate the keyword: “ECCO 2022”!

Terms & conditions for cancellations: Rooms can be cancelled free of charge until 14 days prior to arrival. In case of a cancellation outside this deadline (14 days prior to arrival) and/or no-show and/or early check-out there will be a charge of 90 % of the room rate.


Additional clause (for both hotels):
In the event of a renewed officially ordered lockdown or if the circumstance arises that it is impossible to make the booking or to hold the event on our premises, both contracting parties are entitled to suspend this contract without either party being able to claim damages.


Please register here for the ECCO XL meeting in Braunschweig.

Choose your payment option during registration! Invoicing is available now. For further inquiries please contact ecco2022(at)