VAAM Workshop 2021

Biology of Bacteria Producing Natural Products


International VAAM-Workshop 2021

September 22–23th, 2021

hosted by DSMZ, Braunschweig and University of Tübingen, Germany


General Information

The annual international workshop "Biology of Microorganisms Producing Natural Products" provides a platform especially for young researchers to present their latest results. The conference covers different aspects of natural product biosynthesis and engineering, such as "biochemistry and genetics of secondary metabolite production" or "regulation of the secondary metabolism". Other important areas are e.g. "synthesis of exoenzymes", "ecological role of secondary metabolites", "genome-guided drug discovery" and "genetic instability and genome structure". In the last years the workshop was attended by 100-150 international participants from academia and industry.

Due to the current development of the COVID-19 pandemic the conference will take place online.

The online workshop is jointly organized by Yvonne Mast (Leibniz Institute DSMZ, Braunschweig), Evi Stegmann and Ewa Musiol-Kroll (University of Tübingen) on behalf of the interest group "Biology of Bacterial Natural Product Producers", which is a section of the German Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM).

Registration and login details

The online conference will be held as a zoom meeting.

Please register under the following link:

Login details will be send after online registration.

Conference participation is free of charge.

Abstract submission

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations can be submitted under the following link:

The deadline for your abstract submission is July 31st.

If you have any questions or problems concerning abstract submission, please contact abstract(at)

Please note that posters will be presented in addition to short talks. Due to the digital event, only a limited number (~30) of posters and short talks can be presented.


Plenary speakers

  • Christophe Corre, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
  • Marie Elliot, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Canada  


Click here for the preliminary program.