The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest universities in Germany (founded 1456) and zoological research was performed here for over 100 years. However, an annual meeting of the DZG was hosted by this university just once in 1934. As we have used the last decades to restructure the research groups at the Zoological Institute and Museum according to the needs of modern zoological research, have almost completed the building activities of modern research facilities and lecture halls, and have started a joint research project with emphasis on animals (DFG-Research Training Group 2010: RESPONSE)  we feel now competent in all necessary aspects to host another DZG meeting and provide you with an exciting program.


it is a great pleasure to cordially invite you to participate in the 111th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG) which will be held in Greifswald from September 10 to 15, 2018!

Satellite Symposia and Workshops

The meeting offers the opportunity to attend one or more of the four satellite symposia and two workshops.


Because there are no big hotels in Greifswald and the month of September is usually a busy tourist period in Greifswald, it is advisable to make room reservations very well in advance!

Save the Dates

April 1 – May 31, 2018 Early bird registration
May 31 Abstract submission deadline
June 1 – July 15 Regular registration
after July 16 Late registration

Exhibitions & Sponsors