Hologenomic Solutions for 21st century challenges
 30th June - 2nd July 2024, Copenhagen, Denmark

Organised by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark | Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics | #AHC2024

Conference Scope

Host-microbe interactions under the microscope

Understanding host-microbiota interactions is increasingly recognised as an essential step to improve the efficacy and efficiency of applied biological processes within medicine, agriculture and nature conservation. As such, the joint study of eukaryotic hosts and their associated microbial communities using molecular tools, namely hologenomics, holds the promise to contribute towards addressing some of the global challenges in the 21st Century. 

The objective of the Applied Hologenomics conference 2024 is to highlight key discoveries and novel approaches that aim at understanding the interactions of plant and animal hosts with their associated microbial communities, which could be directly or potentially applied into management and practice.

In brief this conference will aim to cover these three key questions: 

1. What are the current uses of hologenomics?

2. What societal and industrial needs of the 21st century could be addressed through hologenomic approaches?

3. How can hologenomics be used to link basic and applied research questions?

Key Themes

Hologenomic Solutions for 21st century challenges

Invited Speakers

Aviaja Hauptmann
Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann
Assistant Professor

Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland
and Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Cornelia Jaspers
Cornelia Jaspers
Senior Scientist, Centre Leader

Centre for Gelatinous Plankton Ecology & Evolution, DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark

Ana Pombo
Ana Pombo
Professor

Institute for Medical Systems Biology at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin Germany

Jos Raaijmakers
Jos Raaijmakers
Professor

Netherlands Institute of Ecology and Institute of Biology at Leiden University, The Netherlands

Seth Bordenstein
Seth Bordenstein
Professor

Departments of Entomology and Biology at Pennsylvania State University, USA

Morten Limborg
Morten Tønsberg Limborg
Associate Professor

Section for Evolutionary Hologenomics
Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Lone Gram
Lone Gram
Professor

Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering Technical University of Denmark

Magdalena Gajdzinska
Mónica Medina
Professor

Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Thomas Bosch
Thomas Bosch
Professor

Zoological Institute, University of Kiel, Germany 

Katarina Guschanski
Katerina Guschanski
Associate Professor

Institute of Ecology and Evolution, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK and Department of Ecology and Genetics/Animal Ecology, Uppsala University, Sweden 

Søren Sørensen
 Søren J. Sørensen
Professor, Head of Section

Section of Microbiology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

Anja Boisen
 Anja Boisen
Professor, Head of Section

Department of Health technology,
Technical University of Denmark

Simon Bahrndorff
Simon Bahrndorff
Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Denmark

Simon Bahrndorff
Joan Roughgarden
Adjunct Researcher, Professor Emerita

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii and Department of Biology, Stanford University, USA

Antton Alberdi
Antton Alberdi
Associate Professor

Section for Evolutionary Hologenomics
Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Ostaizka Aizpuruna
Assistant Professor

Section for Evolutionary Hologenomics
Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Itzhak Mizrahi
Professor

Ben-Gurion University of the Negrev, Department of Life Sciences, School of Sustainability and Climate Change, Israel

Kevin Kohl
Kevin Kohl
Associate Professor

Kohl Lab, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Chris Barnes
Chris Barnes
Assistant Professor

Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Stinus Lindgreen
Radicale Venstre

Lars Mølbak
Head of Innovation

Chr. Hansen A/S, Denmark

Rachel Carmody
Rachel Carmody
Assistant Professor

Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Abstract and registration information

Abstracts are limited to 200 words max.
Abstract submission opened on: 1st of February 2024
& the abstract submission deadline is: 31st of March 2024. 

The scientific committee is seeking abstracts that are targeted to the main themes described in the conference scope and specifically with a hologenomic angle in focus. Abstracts are subject to rejection if they are deemed out of conference scope.

By submitting an abstract you agree to attend the conference in-person and present your work, regardless of the format assigned (oral or poster). 

The organisers reserve the right to decline any submitted abstracts that lack scientific content or merit, or submitted abstracts that merely announce the availability of a resource or service.

All accepted abstracts will be scheduled either as an oral or poster presentation at the discretion of the Scientific Committee. If oral presentation slots exceed the number of oral presentation slots, authors should be prepared to present a poster if their abstract is not selected for an oral presentation.

Our aim is to create an engaging and open community for presenters from all career levels.

After the abstract submission deadline is over, the scientific committee will evaluate your submission and be in touch with you  in time for the last days of registrations (before the 30th of April 2024). 

Successful abstracts will be made public exactly as submitted on the conference website. The submitting author may make corrections and revisions until (31st of May 2024).

Oral presentations will be made available for online viewing during the conference.

For those accepted for a poster presentation:  Posters should be A1 size 80cmx100 cm vertical (portrait). The maximum size that can be supported (vertical size) is 118.8 cm x 84cm (A0) which can also be accommodated. Poster presenters are encouraged to arrive earlier during the conference registration in order to set up. Each presenter will be allocated a specific number for their poster. 

Please note: there is no poster printing option at the conference venue.

For those accepted for an oral presentation: Presentations should last a total of 10 minutes approximately in order to allow time for questions from the audience.

Yes - please also register for attendance to the conference as well as submit an abstract. The deadline for registering to the conference is the 30th of April 2024. 

Registrations are required whether you intend to be there in person or attend virtually.

After the registration you should receive a confirmation email - please check your spam folder or contact us if you have not received the confirmation.

We understand that circumstances are unpredictable.
If you are unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible!

Cancellations should be made with a written notice to: ceh@sund.ku.dk

Useful information

The program has been designed to cover both a wide range of fundamental and applied themes within hologenomics research, and incorporate panel discussions about the future possibilities and needs of industry and society.

We aim at identifying opportunities and hurdles of the still nascent field of hologenomics, and thus not only welcome researchers and industrial stakeholders actively implementing hologenomic approaches, but also invite relevant players that recognise hologenomics as an opportunity to improve the performance of their current scientific practices.

We are pleased to welcome guest speakers at the forefront of their fields, working within human health, agrisciences and more, whether representing academia or industry. 

We welcome registrations and abstract submissions with a focus on host-microbe interactions.

The Applied Hologenomics Conference 2024 is free to attend in person or online, however registration is compulsory. 

For information on abstract guidelines please refer to the abstract information section here.

The Applied Hologenomics Conference 2024 will be held at the Christian Hansen Auditorium (Chr. Hansen-auditoriet) of the University of Copenhagen City Campus.

Address: The Christian Hansen Auditorium, Kommunehospital, Øster Farimagsgade 5, Copenhagen, Denmark

You can see the location by clicking here.

For details on how to get there, click here.

There are many accommodation options within close range of the conference venue. 

Location


Venue information: The Christian Hansen Auditorium, Kommunehospital, Øster Farimagsgade 5, Copenhagen, Denmark
Click here for details on how to get to the venue

Funding and Acknowledgement

The Applied Hologenomics Conference 2024 has been principially funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The conference is locally organised by the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH) at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Co-organised by 3D'omics, a H2020 EU project.

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The Applied Hologenomics Conference 2024 received funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the DNRF

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