Welcome to the ECMTB 2020

Dear all,

The reviewing process is now over, and we have a total of 635 accepted contributions (332 talks in 83 mini-symposia, 192 contributed talks and 79 posters). You can check your results on conftool.com/ecmtb2020/.

However, due to the coronavirus situation, together with ESMTB and SMB Boards, we have decided to postpone the conference. This decision is not easy and we will all miss the meeting this year, but are looking forward to seeing you all in Heidelberg next year. Further details on ECMTB2021 will be announced soon. Follow @ecmtb2020 on Twitter and @ecmtb2020 on Facebook for regular updates.

Additionally, to fill the gap in scientific exchange this year, ESMTB will support SMB in organizing the eConference. The eConference will certainly need to have a different format, that we are preparing now. To make it possible, we would like to ask you to send an email to ECMTB2020 info@ecmtb2020.org if you would like to shift your contribution to the eConference.

Stay safe and take care!
The ECMTB 2020 Committees

ECMTB 2020:

The 12th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology will take place from the 31st August to the 4th September 2020 in Heidelberg, Germany, and is a joint event organized by the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB) and the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB).

The meeting will bring together researchers and students interested in mathematical modelling with applications to life sciences. We invite you to join us in Heidelberg to hear from leading researchers in mathematics and life sciences from around the world, to present your work and to exchange scientific ideas.


  • Plenary talks – held by prestigious researchers from the field of Mathematical Biology
  • Mini-symposiafour 25-minute presentations (each with 5 minutes for discussion) on a single topic of substantial current interest and importance in Mathematical Biology
  • Contributed talks25-minute presentations with 5 minutes allocated for discussions
  • Postersall researchers, at all stages of their careers, are encouraged to opt for presenting a poster, in order to reduce the high number of parallel sessions

All contributed talks, mini-symposia and posters will be grouped thematically.

Mentoring scheme:

Early-career scientists will also have the opportunity to take part in our mentoring program, to be paired with well-established experienced researchers who will offer feedback on conference presentations, advice on career objectives and help with networking.

Early Career Workshop:

As it has become customary at every joint ESMTB/SMB meeting, the SMB will organize a pre-conference workshop, where early career scientist will have the opportunity to learn about career tracks in mathematical biology.

Social program:

The social program will include the conference dinner and various exciting excursions, both being an excellent opportunity to network in an informal setting.


The event will be hosted in the New University building (Neue Universität) located in the charming Heidelberg old town (Altstadt). Heidelberg University was founded in 1386 and is the oldest university in Germany. Noted alumni include 11 domestic and foreign Heads of State or Heads of Government and, as of 2017, 27 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with the university.



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