Alpine Anatomical Research Conference 2018


Dear Colleague,


We are pleased to invite you to attend the "Alpine Anatomical Research Conference" to be held in Obergurgl (Tyrol, Austria) on the 25th to 28th of March 2018. We are planning an expert meeting on novel developments in the morphological sciences covering all aspects of Anatomy and Histology including Neurobiology and Developmental Biology.


The study of the morphological basis of cellular and organ function remains a subject of tremendous fascination in the life sciences and a key to better understanding of human physiology in health and in disease. This conference will provide a meeting point for the top experts, mid-career scientists, post-docs and students in the various fields of human and animal morphology. Particular attention will be given to young scientists to allow them to present their projects in a relaxed and stimulating environment.


Invited speakers include Joachim Wittbrodt (Heidelberg) with a lecture entitled ‘Building beauty: from genes to shape’ and Sebastian Jessberger (Zürich) talking about ‘Molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating neural stem cell activity’.


The Congress fee of 450 € covers registration and 3 nights (double occupancy, 550 € for a single room, reduction for students) at the beautiful University Center Obergurgl ( and includes breakfast and dinner (as well as wellness facilities). At this time of the year we may expect perfect conditions for skiing, snow-shoe walking, cross-country skiing or Nordic walking. It is possible to prolong your stay if you wish to combine the scientific meeting with your holidays.


Please see the preliminary program below.


If you are interested, register here (note that you may toggle between English and German on top of the page):


NOTE: Registration is currently closed because all available rooms are booked. Please contact L. Klimaschewski for more information. Accomodation may be available outside the University Center.


With kind regards,


Erich Brenner, Stefan Britsch, Christoph Viebahn and Lars Klimaschewski (contact for inquiries



Program as pdf