On behalf of the scientific committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Zürich for the annual congress of the Swiss Society for Microbiology on September 3rd and 4th, 2019. The congress will take place at the University of Zürich Irchel campus, located within the city boundaries.
I am happy to announce an exciting scientific program comprising five keynote lectures delivered by leaders in their fields and a total of 25 parallel sessions covering hot topics from the different sections of the SSM – Clinical Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Prokaryotic Biology, Mycology and Virology. In addition to the authoritative talks given by invited speakers, a number of oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts, and ample time will be allowed for stimulating poster sessions.
At the congress, you will not only be exposed to great science, but also have the opportunity to network with colleagues, find your next job, and enjoy a wheat beer with friends. The conference dinner will take place right by the lake side. I am looking forward to an inspiring meeting and hope that many of you will join the 2019 congress in Zürich !
Prof. Dr. Hubert Hilbi
Chair, SSM annual congress 2019