We cordially invite you to attend the 115th Annual meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG) in Kassel from Sept. 4th to Sept. 8th 2023 at the Campus Center of the University of Kassel, Moritzstrasse 18.

We are happy to announce the confirmation of our keynote speakers of the plenary lectures.  While deciding to have fewer plenaries by established speakers, we shift the focus of the DZG 2023 to provide a podium for our young investigators and to bring all posters to the general attention. Therefore, each poster presenter will be part of the poster pitch, a 1 min oral poster presentation.

The interdisciplinary research training group  (RTG 2749/1) “multiscale clocks” houses the 115th DZG meeting in Kassel. Accordingly, next to the manifold exciting topics of lectures invited by the DZG-sections (Fachgruppen), the scientific topic of biological timing runs like a red thread through the conference. A workshop on biological timing will introduce concepts and terms of chronobiology and data analysis of coupled oscillators, while projects of the RTG are presented in a separate poster area together with an info-booth. Finally, in “a round table discussion” the topic of biological clocks is further elucidated by interdisciplinary experts that answer questions of the audience.

The public evening lecture and panel discussion in German is free of charge for all interested. It will be moderated by members of the new Center for Sustainability at Kassel, offering the public an opportunity to voice concerns and to discuss latest information about the dangerous decline of species.

The current public agenda: gender issues/biological sex is addressed in a lecture from the perspective of Biology. Furthermore, this year´s Interdisciplinary Symposium “Big Data – Big Questions” will deal with new challenges and new methods/solutions that are connected to the exponential accumulation of scientific data.

Finally, as a specialty of the DOCUMENTA city Kassel, collaborations between scientists and artists in Kassel will be presented in addition to the scientific program.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of you in Kassel! Come and celebrate with us the 115th DZG with lots of interesting scientific discussions and a great party together!


Keynote Speakers:                                  Satellite symposia:

Pawel Burkhardt, Bergen                        Please send the abstract for

Yuko Ulrich, Jena                                       the Symposium  directly to

Violetta Pilorz, Lübeck                              the organizer committee!

Christoph Scherber, Bonn                          Neuroethology Symposium 

Kai Füldner, Ottoneum Kassel                  SpiderFest

                                                                      Interdisciplinary Symposium:

                                                                          Big Data -  Big Questions


Round table discussion: Clocks that time us

Biological Sex Discussion: Concepts and Confusions

Plenary discussion of Public lecture: Decline of species – climate change

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