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The Self-Organization in Biology: Freiburg Spemann-Mangold Centennial Symposium will take place in Freiburg, Germany, at the authentic sites of Spemann and Mangold’s work.

The main conference site will be the historic Aula of the University of Freiburg, originally built just a few years before Spemann arrived in Freiburg, now a modern lecture hall on the inside.

The museum of the university has original exhibits of the Spemann laboratory on display, and the site of the building in which Hilde Mangold did her famous experiments is just a short walk away from the symposium site.

The conference dinner is planned in the Historische Kaufhaus(opens in new tab/window) next to Freiburg Cathedral(opens in new tab/window), both landmarks today as authentic as in Spemann and Mangold’s time.

Neue Aula - Kollegiengebäude 1 University of Freiburg Platz der Universität 3 79098 Freiburg Germany


Information on booking accommodation will be added shortly.

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