Dear ECCO members and interested colleagues,

On behalf of the ECCO Board, the Leibniz Institute DSMZ cordially invites you to the ECCO XL Conference from 27 – 29 September, 2022 in Braunschweig, Germany, and to the excursions offered on 30 September, 2022.

Join us to discuss New Horizons in Accessing Microbial Diversity – this year’s motto of ECCO XL. We will have the opportunity to assess The role of Culture Collections in Understanding and Mitigating Global Challenges as well as The Future of Digital Collections.

The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing, which entered into force on 12 October, 2014, remains more relevant than ever. Hence, Challenges of Sharing and Exchanging Resources will be another prominent topic of our meeting.

And finally, the two additional topics Emerging Collections and New Services are expected to uncover innovative future perspectives.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Braunschweig!

Best regards,

Jörg Overmann and the DSMZ Organizing Committee