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7th International Macrostomum Meeting

The 7th International Macrostomum Meeting was held at the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing in Groningen, The Netherlands, from November 29 to December 1, 2013.

You can find the program of the meeting here: IMM2013_program.pdf.

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Dear Flatworm Researchers,

We are pleased to announce the 7th International Macrostomum Meeting, which will be held at the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing in Groningen, The Netherlands. The meeting will start at 18:00 on Friday, November 29, and finish around 14:00 on Sunday, December 1, 2013.

The community of researchers who use Macrostomum as a model organism to address a broad range of biological questions is steadily growing, and since 2007 the International Macrostomum Meeting has been the key event for Macrostomum researchers to get together and exchange experiences on working with this powerful model organism. The Meeting has been also a great venue for people who consider starting to work on Macrostomum, as it provides a good overview of the developments in the Macrostomum community and ample networking opportunities.

In tradition with previous meetings, we aim to keep things simple and inexpensive. There are no registration costs for the meeting thanks to the financial support from ERIBA and Stichting Medicorum (UMCG) but registration is required. Attendees are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs.

Please use this form at to register for the meeting. The registration deadline is November 11, 2013.

We are looking forward to see you at the 7th International Macrostomum Meeting in Groningen!

Eugene Berezikov
Lukas Schärer
Peter Ladurner

Meeting information


The meeting will be held at the conference room of the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA). The welcome reception, coffee breaks and poster sessions will be organized in the ERIBA reception area. A joint dinner in the city center will be held on Saturday night.

Antonius Deusinglaan 1
Building 3226
9713AV Groningen


Groningen is best accessible by train. Please use the Journey planner to plan you trip.

Amsterdam Schiphol airport is the closest to Groningen large airport. There are direct trains from Schiphol to Groningen, the journey time is two hours (see Journey planner).

As soon as you enter Groningen, please follow the road signs to the UMCG. Once you have left the ring road and crossed the bridge over the Eemskanaal, choose at the traffic lights direction UMCG Noord. (You will pass the UMCG main entrance on your left hand side). From here, continue to follow UMCG Noord. When driving along the Petrus Campersingel, turn left at the traffic lights to the Vrydemalaan. After approx. 150 meters turn left to enter the UMCG premises. Follow the signs to car park Noord.

Local transport
ERIBA is located close to the Groningen city center. From Groningen Central Station you can either take a taxi to the UMCG or travel by bus 3 (to Lewenborg) or bus 6 (to Beijum). The bus and taxi will stop at Bloemsingel (UMCG Noord).

PDF: Getting to ERIBA


NH Groningen Hotel is located conveniently close to ERIBA. Booking with the special price for the meeting attendees can be done via this link.

Alternatively, University Hotel is also located at a walking distance from ERIBA.