It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 96th Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Physiologische Gesellschaft, which is to be held in Greifswald from 16 to 18 March 2017.
The venue of the conference will be at the brand new Lecture Hall Building at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Strasse campus in the city center. Following a long-standing tradition, there will be symposia and plenary lectures as well as free oral and poster sessions dedicated to the latest developments in modern physiology. Special care will be taken to provide many opportunities for scientists to present and discuss their most recent work. Furthermore, as with previous meetings, the Junge Physiologen will be involved in the organization of the conference.
Even though it is one of the oldest universities in Germany, the University of Greifswald, which was founded in 1456, has never before hosted a meeting of the Deutsche Physiologische Gesellschaft. Almost 150 years after the first director of the Institute of Physiology in Greifswald, Leonard Landois, published his well-received Lehrbuch der Physiologie, one of the earliest textbooks of physiology in German, we take special pride in finally calling upon the German physiologic community to gather in our city.
The Hansestadt Greifswald is the smallest German city that calls itself home to a full university with all traditional academic disciplines, including medicine, theology, law, philosophy and natural sciences. The university and its diverse student body tend to animate and stimulate the life of the city. Besides the purely academic aspects of our meeting, you may also want to enjoy the romantic paintings of Caspar David Friedrich at the Pommersche Landesmuseum, learn how the sun creates energy at the experimental nuclear fusion plant Wendelstein 7X or dive into the maritime atmosphere of the nearby fishing village Wieck.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Greifswald
President of the 96th Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Physiologische Gesellschaft