IUBS 2015 – Frontiers in Unified Biology   Berlin 14–16 December 2015

32rd IUBS International Union of Biological Sciences General Assembly and Conference

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of the IUBS we invite you to attend the 32rd IUBS General Assembly and Conference »IUBS 2015 – Frontiers in Unified Biology«

to be held in Berlin on 14–16 December 2015.

We expect an intensive exchange with international colleagues from all Life science disciplines and vivid discussions. Be part of it! We are looking forward to your active participation in the symposia in form of talks or posters.

I am looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin!


Dr. Regine Jahn

Conference chairwoman

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Berlin in December of this year on the occasion of the 32nd General Assembly of the International Union of Biological Sciences, IUBS. We anticipate inspiring exchanges between colleagues from all over the world and from all biological sub-disciplines – and beyond – in order to promote biological research across these disciplines. We also hope to communicate insights derived from biological research to a broad audience, especially in relation to the many challenges facing humankind today. To do so, a unified approach to the biological sciences is needed. As such, IUBS promotes a Unified Biology.



Important Deadlines



Call for Abstracts open now!



We will be meeting to discuss key topics within the Unified Biology perspective, and how this must play a key role when addressing the large challenges facing humanity today. Through plenary talks, symposia and panel discussions we aim to unite the perspectives of the “Common Future” debate of the last century with the “Future Earth” approach of this century.

We will also have symposia on topics such as societal interfaces with biology, biological consequences of climate change and its lessons from the past, urban biology, biological nomenclature, biodiversity informatics, and bio-education. During the General Assembly, IUBS members/delegates will also discuss future collaborations and scientific programs that will be implemented during the next triennium.

I strongly encourage you to get involved in this exchange and fundamental debate. We all look forward to welcoming you to Berlin this December.

Nils Chr. Stenseth

President of the International Biological Union (IUBS)




The conference is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).