New Sections's speaker elected

Our Section for Interactions has elected Dr. Sophie de Vries to be the new Speaker of the Section during our member assembly in Bonn during the Botanik-Tagung, International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences, on 30th August 2022. Our former speaker, Professor Dominik Begerow will be our new deputy speaker.

Sections · Event

Symposium at DGfM's meeting

Our Section will organise a scientific symposium during the next meeting of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Mykologie (DGfM) at Blaubeuren, Germany, on 6th and 7th October 2021. Section speaker Prof. Dr. Dominik Begerow welcomes the international guests:

  • Dr. M. Cathy Aime, Purdue University, USA;
  • Dr J. Jennifer Luangsaard, BIOTEC, Thailand;
  • Prof. Dr. Pedro Crous, WFBI, Utrecht, Netherlands;
  • Dr. Miroslav Kolařík, Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic;
  • Prof. Dr. Cobus Visagie, FABI, Pretoria, South Africa.

Registrations until 30th April can profit from the early bird rate. Updates shortly at DGfM's website

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Invitation: Workshop on plant-microbe interaction

Registration for the DBG-funded 5th Eduard Strasburger Workshop for early-career scientists opened today (and closes on 21 December 2019). The topic is “Diversity of chemical and molecular signaling networks in plant-microbe interactions” and the target group are PhD students and postdocs. When and where? 3rd to 5th February 2020 in Königswinter near Bonn, Germany. We have 26 places available and every participant will be giving a talk. Accommodation and meals during the meeting are covered by DBG's Eduard Strasburger Workshop funds. Abstract selection will happen shortly after the registration closes.

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DBG · Sections

About us


The Section promotes Mycology including Lichenology in all aspects. It organizes a workshop every other year in alternation with the conferences of the Botanikertagung of the DBG.

New Name of the Section

On the member assembly on October 1st 2013 during the Botanikertagung at Tübingen, Germany, the Section decided to change its name into „Section for interactions (former Section of mycology and lichenology)”. Members also agreed to keep this name for two years from now on.


Archives of former meetings


Members receive direct information about the activities of the Section during the Botanikertagung mainly concerning symposia and workshops.

At the moment membership in the section is free of fees.

How to become a member?

Prerequisite for a membership in the Section is a membership in the German Botanical Society (DBG). To become a member, please write an informal letter to the speaker of the Section.


The Section has its onw statutes besides the statutes of the DBG. Sorry, at present we have no English version of our statutes. Please refer to the German version of the statutes (pdf file).

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Speaker of the Section for Interactions

Dr. Sophie de Vries. Photo: Jan de Vries

Dr. Sophie de Vries

Georg-August-University Goettingen
Institute for Microbiology and Genetics
Department of Applied Bioinformatics
Goldschmidtstr. 1
D-37077 Goettingen, Germany

Phone: +49 551 39 13994
Fax: +49 551 39 14929


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Deputy Speaker of the Section for Interactions

Prof. Dr. Dominik Begerow. Photo: Marion Nelle

Prof. Dr. Dominik Begerow

Universität Hamburg
Organismische Botanik und Mykologie
Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften und Mikrobiologie
Ohnhorststraße 18
22609 Hamburg
E-mail: dominik.begerow [at]