Hannover, Germany. The specialist journal BIOspektrum from scientific publishers Springer Nature, together with the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM), the Society for Toxicology (GT) and the Society for Genetics (GfG), is organizing an exciting program at LABVOLUTION 2019 dedicated to topical issues in molecular biology, microbiology, genetics and bio-medicine.

The new conference format will be put to the test on Wednesday, 22 May 2019, the second day of LABVOLUTION. At the end of three planned lecture sessions focussing on the keynotes microbiological research, molecular cell biology and genome editing participants in the symposium will have hands-on opportunities in the afternoon to experience the latest techniques and concrete application in the laboratory. All the participants are invited to come to the company stands, where they can view and try out the latest in laboratory equipment, kits and techniques relating to the lecture themes.

As the trade fair organizers explain: "The various institutes involved with BIOspektrum represent in their own way numerous thematic links to the companies exhibiting at LABVOLUTION, so it seemed obvious that the connections between science and practical applications should be explored in the form of a symposium. The exhibitors offering methodical high-tech solutions to scientific issues are invaluable partners for us – their product developments go hand-in-hand with our research in the life sciences, biotechnology, bio-medicine and toxicology. The trade fair is the perfect opportunity to gain hands-on experience and test equipment and devices, learn about new technical solutions, exchange know-how and obtain advice on the latest techniques."

The symposium caters for approx. 300 participants and will be held in the conference area of Exhibition Hall 19/20. It provides all participants with an opportunity to visit exhibitors scheduled to deliver company lectures at their stands either before or after the conference sessions.

The Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) boasts a membership of 3,500 scientists from industry, universities and research institutes and is Germany's largest society for microbiology. Its aims are to use the results of research in microbiology for the benefit of society and the environment. The Society for Toxicology (part of the DGPT, the German Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology with approx. 2,500 members) is the leading organization in Germany engaged in toxicological research, the training of toxicologists and the practical implementation of toxicological findings in the interests of public health, animal welfare and environmental protection. The Society for Genetics (GfG) is a collaboration between scientists in universities, non-university institutes and other research bodies, as well as in industry and government bodies who are working on different aspects of genetics. The Society promotes these scientific efforts across the whole field of genetics.

The specialist journal BIOspektrum is issued seven times a year and has a circulation of 14,982 copies. It is published by the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM), the Society for Genetics (GfG), the German Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (DGPT) and the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM). The journal provides an overview of the latest developments in the molecular biosciences. www.biospektrum.de