March 1-3, 2023
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

International Symposium
Integration in Biological Signalling

The 2023 international CIBSS symposium Integration in Biological Signalling focuses on how living organisms combine and contextualize biological information. The symposium will bring leading experts from across disciplines together in Freiburg, Germany, to share and discuss latest research advances towards a mechanistic understanding of the integration of biological signals. It is organized by the Cluster of Excellence CIBSS – Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies at the University of Freiburg

We are looking forward to seeing you here in Freiburg!

The 2023 CIBSS Symposium “Integration in Biological Signalling” brought together more than 200 international signalling researchers in Freiburg.

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Signal integration

Multicellular life depends on the constant flow of information within and between cells. This information is conveyed by an intertwined network of signalling molecules, metabolic cues and physical stimuli that need to be integrated on molecular, cellular and organismal levels. How this signal integration is achieved across time and space scales is a question that no single scientific discipline can answer. The international symposium Integration in Biological Signalling will function as a crucial platform for researchers from different scientific disciplines to connect and exchange perspectives and ideas. 

In eight scientific sessions, different key aspects of signal integration will be highlighted:

  • Receptor Complexes
  • Signalling Pathway Components
  • Transcriptional and Epigenetic Complexes
  • Across Temporal and Spatial Scales
  • Physical and Chemical Signals
  • Metabolism
  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic / Environmental Signals
  • From Control-of-function to Innovation


We are happy to welcome leading international experts to the CIBSS Symposium. Additional speakers will be chosen from submitted abstracts. Confirmed speakers


The symposium will take place in Freiburg im Breisgau, a history-rich university city that is situated between the black forest and vineyards of the Rhine valley in southern Germany. The conference will be an on-site event. Covid regulations of the State Baden-Württemberg and the University of Freiburg apply.


Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Photo: Michal Rössler/CIBSS


Within the Cluster of Excellence CIBSS – Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies, 70 research groups from the University of Freiburg, the University Medical Center Freiburg, and the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics work together. The scientists in CIBSS have the common goal of gaining a comprehensive understanding of signalling processes across biological scales. In interdisciplinary and international collaborations, they develop strategies to precisely control signalling processes. This will not only accelerate research, but also fuel innovation addressing important challenges in biomedicine and plant sciences.

CIBSS is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany's Excellence Strategy – EXC-2189 – 390939984