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13th International Symposium

on Lactic Acid Bacteria








⇒  LAB13 goes online
⇒  Speaker Videos 
⇒  Programme update


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create so much uncertainty about travel and meeting possibilities, even for the end of August 2021, that the LAB13 organising committee was faced with a huge dilemma. The LAB symposia are characterised by their strong social interactions, and how can we preserve that when it looks like we cannot physically meet?

We felt strongly that the community, especially the PhD students and postdocs, cannot wait any longer to reconnect and interact with the LAB family. Therefore, we decided to go ahead and organize LAB13 in 2021 as an online conference. The focus is as much as possible on live interactions via poster sessions, and online keynote presentations. We hope you will be able to support this decision with your presence at the symposium.

We wish you all the best

Take care

The organising committee


The 13th Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria will be held online from:

August 23 to 25, 2021.

14:00 - 18.00 CET. 



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The Symposium is organised under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Society for Microbiology (KNVM) and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies(FEMS)

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